Bubbly’s take: Never have we ever had a Cornish sparkling wine. Our impression has been that the English sparkling wine industry is predominant in the home counties, with even The New York Times taking note of certain distinguished Surrey- and Sussex-based names. In contrast, Camel Valley are an increasingly-celebrated, family-managed winery based in a picturesque part of Cornwall and testament to the growing prominence of British wine producers. This particular wine is quite intriguing, bringing a dry and buzzing flavour to the palate. Interestingly, however, we found this Brut possessed a softer fragrance, lacking the abrasive bouquet that is typical of drier sparklings. If you are keen to sample an English wine at the frontier of the national industry, then we certainly think Camel Valley is worth a try.
Would go well with: Fish (paying homage to this Brut’s Cornish heritage!) or a creamy dessert.
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