Tom Stevenson's top 12 rosé Champagnes - plus 3 English alternatives

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How the best English sparkling rosés compare: these were tasted blind alongside the rosé Champagnes and rated on a universal scale, thus they can be directly compared

Nyetimber, Rosé 2007

The very first Nyetimber made from grape to glass by Canadian winemaker Cherrie Spriggs. I’ve followed this from pre-release, when it was so clearly in a class of its own that I ordered the first case ever sold. Since then I’ve enjoyed it many times and it has always been a dream wine, with delicate soft and orchard fruit balanced on a knife-edge of pure English acidity (25% Pinot Noir, 75% Chardonnay). 19pts/20
Price: £34.95–£42.99 Avery’s, Berry Bros & Rudd, Harvey Nichols, Hennings, jeroboams, Secret Cellar, Slurp
Drink: 2011–2016
Alc: 12%