Bolney Estate, Bolney Bubbly NV
It is widely known that southern England benefits from very similar soils to those of Champagne, and this is a cheeky English spin on the French style. Blending Müller-Thurgau and Reichensteiner with Chardonnay gives a waxy, lino nose, with stone fruit, citrus and pear coming to the fore on the palate. This is well balanced; crisp without being too acidic, with a full body and creamy mousse.
Taster: James Button