From zesty, aromatic sparkling wines to full bodied English red wines, Armit Wines has a diverse selection of different English wines. Discover our full collection of English wines today.
English Wine Regions
The vast majority of British wines are made from grapes grown on the south coast of England: the counties of Cornwall, Dorset, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, and East Anglia.
In Sussex and in neighbouring Hampshire, Kent and Surrey, limestone soils much like those in the Champagne region predominate. This region produces fantastic bottle-conditioned English sparkling wines based on the classic Champagne grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. You’ll also find aromatic English white wines based on the Bacchus grape, a Silvaner-Reisling and Müller-Thurgau hybrid.
Wines from these regions are characterised by zesty, fruity noses including pear and elderberry, with a strong mineral background.
Elsewhere in southern England, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the main grapes grown, with changes in flavour and nose reflecting the terroir. There are Reichensteiner, Schonburger and Huxelrebe, Rondo and in Cornish vineyards, even Seyval Blanc. English Rose wines are gaining a reputation as roses become more popular too.
English Wine Producers
Homegrown houses include Kent’s Gusbourne Estate
, Hampshire’s Wickham Vineyards
and Hampshire’s Digby vineyard
For a delicately-flavoured English white wine, consider a 2013 Special Release Fumé from Hampshire’s Wickham vineyard. A dry white with rounded fruit and vanilla flavours enhanced by subtle oak notes on the finish, it’s an ideal pairing for fish, pasta and seafood.
For an English red wine,look no further than the Gusbourne Estate’s 2011 Pinot Noir. Gusbourne grew its reputation on the quality of its sparkling wines, but decided in 2007 to put aside some Pinot Noir to create a true, full-bodied English red. Garden fruit flavours are backed by a crunchy acidity and delicate oak notes, creating a bottle at least the equal of many Burgundy-grown Pinot Noirs.
Finally, discover an excellent sparkling wine from Hampshire. Digby’s 2010 Vintage Reserve Brut is English sparkling wine at its most enjoyable and approachable: tasty and fresh, fragrant and vibrant, with crunchy orchard fruits. If you’re planning an occasion, this is the perfect accompaniment.
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