Camel Valley Chardonnay Brut 2009
Very fruity with a delicate texture and creamy aromas on the nose.
There’s some interesting oak when you smell the wine, but because this bubbly isn’t actually oaked, you get this beautiful – almost angelic – delicacy of fruit on the palette, followed by a tingle of acidity.
It’s easy to see why this is an award-winning wine. Aged on its lees for over a year gives it a real yeasty character. This is one of my favourite tastings.
Available directly from the winemaker’s estate at £24.95 (Camel Valley, Jan 2015), this is another wine proving that the English are easily among those who do bubbly best.
Supremely delicate with creamy aromas and plenty of fruit.