20 February 2010

English Wines on tasting this weekend

This weekend we've got the wines of Bolney Estate from West Sussex open for tasting. Bookers Vineyard is the label for Bolney's still table wines and we've picked what we think are the best they've got just for you.

Bolney is situated in the heart of rural Sussex and started back in 1972 with just 3acres of vines. Today they've expanded to 22 acres and in 2005 opened a state of the art winery where they produce their red, white, rose and sparkling wines.

We are pleased to be offering the Bookers Vineyard  Bolney Blush, Autumn Spice and Pinot Noir. The Bolney Blush (£12) is a refreshingly dry rose that conjures up images of English strawberry season. Loads of strawberry and rose petal flavours and aromas, the Blush is made from 100% cool climate varietal dornfelder.

Autumn Spice (£14), despite it's name is a white wine and is fresh and dry with delicious spicy notes and a nice citric touch to it all. Made from Muller Thurgau, Schonburger and Wurzer, it's a wine that will guaranatee to please.

Red wine is not so easy to make here on this particular island but Bolney have produced a lovely Pinot Noir($14) from their vinyeyards. Plenty of red cherry goodness on the palate followed by exceptional cedar notes on the finish make this a fabulous example of not only cool climate pinot noir but also English wine at  its best.

All 3 wines are available to taste this weekend and of course are for sale every weekend in our market stall.