Drinks pro Susy Atkins shares three of her favourite South West sparklers for festive toasting
Bride Valley Blanc de Blancs Brut 2017, Dorset
This is a wonderful aperitif sparkler from Bride Valley Vineyard near Bridport in Dorset.
Pale gold with a lightly floral scent, this Blanc de Blancs reveals pineapple and apple fruit flavours with a little dab of honey. It has a long, dry and highly refreshing finish.
Camel Valley ‘Cornwall’ Brut 2018, Cornwall
Camel Valley‘s Cornwall Brut blends bright and zesty Seyval Blanc and Chardonnay grapes for a wine that tingles with acidity.
It has a crisp green-apple flavour at its core and finishes on a lightly salty note. It’s another mouthwatering aperitif from the award-winning Cornish vineyard.
D’Urberville Vineyard Extra Brut 2016, Dorset
Another Dorset star (and gold-medal winner at The Independent English Wine Awards 2021), D’Urberville Vineyard Extra Brut 2016 has a creamy quality with pineapple, yogurt and apple peel notes.
It’s extremely dry in style but in good balance. Bring on the seafood!
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