Jump of the WineTubeMap at Traditional Method for this English Sparkling... a mouthful of hedgerow (in a good way).
Wiston Estate is one of the up and coming stars of the English sparkling wine world. It’s new by some standards but earning its place with great quality and an unusual style of packaging – the turquoise isn’t to everyone’s tastes!
The wine is a challenge for some, particularly if you’re a fan of the soft, sweet bubbles of prosecco. By contrast this is a real mouthful, with really firm bubbles and much higher acidity. These are in no way bad things. In fact the Wiston is really lovely, doing all the things an English sparkling should.
Made in the same way as champagne, with the same grapes, the Wiston, like many English sparklings, has a slightly greener, fresher note. I like to think of it as the cow parsley and blackberry leaf of the hedgerows you find in the countryside.
Perfect for an aperitif in the garden (if it was ever warm enough) you should really have something to nibble with this to soften the acidity. Parmesan crisp biscuits would be enough…
This wine was part of the WineLab and was selected in conjunction with Vino Wines.
Travellers will have tasted it second on the bubbles station on the Fizz Line.