Drink this: The Provence-style rosé made in Kent

Drink this: The Provence-style rosé made in Kent

The debut English rosé wine from Folc is set to be the drink of the summer

Within a week of start-up English wine brand Folc launching their first wine earlier this month (July), the initial batch completely sold out. That’s how highly anticipated this new rosé is.

The brainchild of Tom Cannon, Folc was born out of his frustration at not being able to easily find a good-quality English rosé wine for when he was enjoying dinner with family and friends.

“The emergence of English wine in recent years has been astonishing but I felt there wasn’t really an English rosé wine brand out there really cutting through the noise,” Tom said.

“I work in venture capitalism so have helped a lot of start-up businesses and, I suppose, I’ve always had an itch to scratch so decided to go for it and launch my own English rosé wine brand.”

Tom and his family, who are very much a part of the business, work with wine manufacturer Defined Wine to produce the 10.5% abv rosé, which is made using grapes sourced from vineyards within a five-mile radius of their Canterbury-based site.

It’s a blend of predominantly Pinot Noir (65%) with 24% Huxelrebe, 10% Chardonnay and 1% each Regent and Dornfelder harvested in 2019.

The result is an incredibly pale looking, light and refreshing rosé to rival some of the best in Provence. It’s crisp, dry and refreshing on the palate, with notes of strawberry and cherry evoking memories of warm English summer evenings with friends.

“We believe wine should be shared and we wanted to create a brand that embodies that ethos – family, community, tribe,” added Tom. “That’s why we chose the name Folc – it’s an old English word which means just that. “

Folc pale rosé comes in cases of three, six or 12 bottles with prices starting from £13.50 per bottle and free delivery. To buy visit: www.drinkfolc.com/

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