British Rose Wines

British rosé wines are increasing in production significantly. Recent figures reveal that more than 4 million bottles of English wine were sold in the UK last year. This is the highest volume ever produced and sold, and beats all previous records. English rosé wines, mostly made in Kent, make an excellent match for fresh light dishes such as grilled salmon or tuna. They are also great to be enjoyed alone, and some of the sweeter varieties make a great aperitif when served chilled. Kent is home to some of the most favourable conditions in the UK for wine making. Even grapes from far corners of the earth such as Alsace, Sancerre and New Zealand are able to thrive in Kent’s microclimate. Kent is also where the UK’s largest rosé wine producer, Chapel Down, makes all of its wine. Pinot Noir is the grape of choice for making rosé wines. This delicate variety makes the most delicious wines but is notoriously difficult to grow and sensitive to climate and weather changes. However, it is being grown in more and more areas of the UK, giving rise to even more rosés on offer,