England’s sparkling wines crowd the headlines, but the best still wines have a deliciousness all of their own and a knack of capturing summer in every mouthwatering sip. Shoreline, made from the aptly named Bacchus grape together with Seyval Blanc, is effortlessly light but captivatingly intense and zingy. If you think of elderflowers, grapefruit, lemon and nettles, you won’t be far off. It’s made from vineyards in the Axe Valley by Lyme Bay Winery, which has been winning awards as if they were going out of fashion – and all with its debut vintage, 2014. Shoreline is a breeze with simple seafood dishes and as an aperitif and it’s the sort of wine to pack for a picnic, well chilled of course, but no need for a corkscrew – it has a screw cap.
Lyme Bay Shoreline 2014, Devon England