Assorted Sparklers from England & Italy

goring-fizzGoring Brut NV, Sussex, England (£31.45 Corking Wines)
I love the gentle, ripe lime, apple and even raspberry flavours in this perky young wine. It’s crisp but never scrawny, and alongside the toasty notes, there’s a light hedgerow character to remind you of its origins. Good now but feels like it will improve. S(-)
(Tthis is made at Wiston Estate for UK wine company Hallgarten Druitt)

greenfields-001Denbies Greenfields Brut NV, England (£23.99 Waitrose)
Rich yet crisp and confident style, with fresh and baked apple flavours, tangy citrus fruit and a rounded toasty finish. S(-)

berlucchi-franciacortaGuido Berlucchi ‘61 Franciacorta Rosé NV, Lombardy, Italy (£26 Annessa Imports)
Full in flavour yet never too loud, this has gently yeast/baked bread aromas and a wealth of mellow ripe red berry flavour all kept in check by zesty acidity. Could drink buckets of this… S

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