Wine of the week

This week, wine expert Joanna Simon suggests a sparkling wine from East Sussex with notes of ripe peach and macadamia.


Henners Brut 2010, East Sussex, England

English wine week starts on Saturday - a great opportunity to visit an English vineyard or simply to drink an English wine. I've chosen a sparkling wine because it's what we do best, growing the same grape varieties as Champagne in similar soils and climate. There are so many good ones it's hard to choose - Nyetimber, Hambledon, Wiston, Hattingley, Gusbourne, Exton Park, Ambriel and Ridgeview were all in the running - but in the end I've settled on Henners, from Herstmonceux in East Sussex. The 2010 Brut, a Blanc de Noirs made from the Champagne red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, has a soft, cushiony mousse, brioche, macadamia nut and ripe peach flavours and perfect freshness.


£27.99, Corks Out; £153.90 for 6,


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