English White Wines
English white wines tends to have green fruit characteristics, with floral bouquets and crisp zesty flavours. Due to the English climate cooler white grape varieties, many of which have German origins, provide the best results such as Bacchus, Ortega, Seyval Blanc, Pinot Gris and Reichensteiner.
Whilst every grape and hence wine has its own characteristics, it is difficult to pigeonhole or compare English white wine to its continental cousins. If we were, however, to draw comparisons, then the English wines produced from Bacchus grapes do have similarities to Sauvignon Blancs from cooler climates.
Traditionally playing second fiddle to English Sparkling wine, English white wines are now stepping out from the shadows and making a name for themselves on the world stage.
Wines to consider;