Sparkling Wine from the Cotswolds
10th June 2021
I’ll write this piece to enlighten those who are yet to visit the Cotswolds region, I hope that for us who have already visited this quintessentially English region of the country that my words will help you re-live some of those fond memories.
The Cotswolds is a step back in time experience. When you are in the heart of the region and either ideally cycling or walking down those dreamy country lanes and admiring those sleepy village properties, with usually only a slow trickling stream and wildlife to disturb the silence, you are taken back some 300 years.
The unique region officially covers an area of 790 square miles in the upper part of the southwest region of England and is the country’s largest officially designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty‘ – source cotswold.info
You can not help but fall in love with the region itself and most certainly the property and lifestyle on offer. The highly desirable homes, many made of the famous golden-coloured Cotswold stone,
“Geologically the Cotswolds is a limestone mass stretching 100 miles SW by NE with Bath to the south and Chipping Campden to the north.” source visitcotswolds
English Sparkling Wine
English Sparkling Wine is the name given to wines made by the traditional method process in England – Across the country with many located in the southern counties, English wineries are producing award winning bottles beings enjoyed far and wide.
Typically, as you drive around the countryside of England you will often or not spot a brown roadside sign (touristic information) that will show a bunch of grapes and a name of a local winery. These vineyards will, on many occasions, be open to visits from the public from a simple tasting to a complete tour of the estate.
One such region producing English Sparkling Wine is the Cotswolds with a selection of names to choose from that includes one of which I have visited, Poulton Hill Estate.
The multi award winning winery (including ‘The Best Vineyard in the Cotswolds) offers red, white and rosé wines along with some bubbles and is located in the village of Poulton (nr Cirencester).
Poulton Hill Vineyard – Bulari Rosé 2015 – Tasting Notes: “Crisp and full of English country garden fruits including gooseberry, green pear and apples.”
* ‘Cotswold Property’ image credit – Pixabay
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.