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    Pair These English Wines With Your Sunday Roast

    English Wine 3rd February 2023
    Roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding

    Sunday 5 February is British Yorkshire Pudding Day, celebrating this doughy stalwart of every roast dinner plate – not just to be served with roast beef, in our opinion. Whatever your Sunday favourite, discover which of our award-winning English Wines are best served alongside these different types of roast dinners…

    Rosé with Lamb

    Well known as an accompaniment to seafood dishes, we think rosé also makes a perfect match for roast lamb.

    A delightful English Rosé Wine made from pinot noir, pinot précose, and dornfelder grapes, our light, juicy, and balanced Lyme Bay Shoreline Rosé is best served lightly chilled and has a refreshing acidity which cuts through the fattiness of lamb.

    Pinot Noir with Beef

    Perfect with pork, game dishes and of course beef bourguignon, Pinot Noir is a brilliant choice to pair with roast beef.

    Made from the best fruit available in the UK and aged in 30% new oak, our unique Lyme Bay Winery Pinot Noir 2020 English Red Wine combines notes of red fruit with smoky, vanilla oak and mild tobacco overtones, alongside cherry, plum, blackcurrant, strawberry and toasty oak for a rich but balanced palate and a mouth-watering finish that lingers and evolves.

    New this year we are also proud to present two Pinot Noir choices from our single vineyard range.

    Our Martin’s Lane Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is made from Spätburgunder still wine Fr1801 and F105(s) clones, resulting in a nose of ripe cherry, dark chocolate and cedar, and a palate dominated by dark fruit underpinned by toasty vanilla and subtle spice.

    Alternatively, our rich, refined and complex Crow’s Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir uses the same Spätburgunder still wine clones to give a deep palate of damsons, mulberry, blackcurrant and raspberry, underpinned by toasty vanilla and spice, with a slightly different aroma of black cherry, blackcurrant and smoke

    Chardonnay with Chicken

    A popular pairing with creamy or cheese sauce dishes, Chardonnay is also a great choice for chicken dishes.

    Our Award Winning Lyme Bay Winery 2020 Vintage Chardonnay is an elegant English Dry White Wine combining notes of creamy apples and stone fruit with subtle creaminess of oak. A crisp and complex framework makes this wine an excellent match with food, with its complex nose of creamy green and red apples, toast, peaches and a hint of mango.

    From our Single Vineyard range, our beautiful pale gold Martin’s Lane Estate English Chardonnay is a true classic focussing on richness and body, with red apple and lemon citrus, and a long buttery and almond finish.

    Bacchus with Fish

    Fans of fish and seafood can’t go wrong with a bottle of our New Vintage Lyme Bay Winery Bacchus 2021 – an aromatic, medium-dry white English Wine made from 100% Bacchus grapes. Best served lightly chilled, it has intensely aromatic, tropical, mineral and characteristically English hedgerow notes that make it perfect with seafood.

    The bounty of the ocean also pairs well with English Sparkling Wines, and our particular favourite choices are our Lyme Bay Classic Cuvée – a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that holds its own just as well with fish and shellfish as it does with a chunky crab sandwich – and our 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs 2016, whose lighter style uplifts more delicate fish such as lemon sole.

    Brut Reserve Sparkling with Vegetarian and Vegan dishes

    Brut Reserve Sparkling is a great choice to serve alongside all kinds of vegetarian and vegan food because it has enough acidity to hold its own against rich robust dishes, but is still refreshing for lighter menu choices.

    Clean, vibrant and bursting with lemon, green apples and the aroma of freshly cut grass, our balanced English Brut Reserve sparkling wine gives way to citrus and toast flavours.

    Order English Wine Online

    If you love English Still and Sparkling Wines but aren’t sure where to start you can find out more in our Quick Guide to English Wine blog post, and discover our full range here.

    If you are ready to buy then we welcome visitors to our Cellar Door here in Shute, near Axminster in Devon, so do pop in for a chat and a sample of our drinks – we’re open every weekday. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via [email protected] or on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone. Order before 2pm for despatch the next working day – with free delivery for all orders over £55, and a 5% discount on all orders over £150.

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