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English sparkling wines to toast the King’s Coronation

Extra special and limited-edition fizz with which to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III

Fortnum & Mason Coronation English Sparkling Blancs de Blancs 2016, £42.50

Fortnum & Mason’s Coronation special has been made by Camel Valley

A truly sparkling English wine, in more ways than one, this crisp, elegant and gently floral Blanc de Blancs has been patiently-crafted with perfectly ripe Chardonnay fruit from a single vineyard at New House Farm in East Sussex.

While the grapes may come from Sussex, the wine is the work of Sam Lindo – the second generation to produce award-winning wines for Royal Warrant holders, Camel Valley.

Rumour has it that Camel Valley’s sparkling wines will be served at the Coronation so if you’re drinking this over the bank holiday weekend, you’ll be in good company.  

Chapel Down Coronation Edition, £65

Chapel Down Coronation Edition

All profits of this limited edition 2016 vintage sparkling wine from Chapel Down will be donated to the Royal British Legion so you can feel charitable while toasting the new king and queen.

Featuring packaging which including a union jack flag design imprinted on the front label and the official coronation logo on the neck label, the wine is a classic blend of the finest parcels of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from Kent, the Garden of England.

Aged on lees for five and a half years before its release it’s described by head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, as displaying “complex aromas of ripe apple, fresh red berries and toasted brioche” and “perfect for grand celebrations”. 

Bolney Estate Founder’s Edition Blanc de Blancs 2018, £98

While released for Bolney’s 50th celebrations last year, this exquisite traditional method sparkling wine is the sort of showstopper fit for a king. Made from 100% Chardonnay harvested in what was an exceptional year for English wine, this partially oaked barrel-aged wine has spent three years in bottle on lees. It has apple, ripe pear, white peach and jasmine on the nose reminiscent of heady summer evening and creamy buttery notes on the palate. A lovely stream of lively but fine bubbles make this a really pleasing celebratory tipple. Pair with a quintessential British fish and chip supper.

Hattingley Valley’s King’s Cuvée 2015, £85

What could be more fitting than Hattingley Valley’s aptly-named King’s Cuvée as the perfect pour for Coronation celebrations? Made from a blend of premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with only the top six barrels of wine, which were selected out of approximately 200, the wine is golden in colour and offers vibrant aromas of citrus and zest, layered with honey and nuts, integrated with flavours of brioche, vanilla and creamy oak. Fully barrel fermented and aged for seven months in oak, before being placed on lees to mature for six years it’s soft, creamy, spicy and complex.

Ridgeview Royal Coronation Trio, £130

Ridgeview’s Blanc de Blanc took centre stage at King Charles III’s first State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, in celebration of South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit and to commemorate his Coronation the East Sussex vineyard has released a limited-edition trio of their sparkling wines served at previous royal occasions.

Bloomsbury NV acted as the official wine served for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2022; Cavendish NV was shared among members of the royal family and world leaders at the COP26 reception in 2021 and the Fitzrovia Rosé NV was served by Queen Elizabeth to Barack Obama at the official Buckingham Palace State Banquet in 2011.

You’ll also get a commemorative coronation emblem bottle stopper.