Classic Rosé 2016 sparkling wine

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Limited edition sparkling rosé

We limited the release of this 100% Pinot Noir rosé sparkling wine to just 500 bottles. Each label is handwritten and numbered. Inside the bottle is a finely balanced traditional-method sparkling wine showing rich red fruit, brisk acidity and buttery bakery shop notes. The discerning way to start a celebration.

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Description

VINTAGE

Our third vintage started with rain during flowering and into early July. This left us with small bunches and a reduced overall yield. Things improved markedly in mid-July however, with hot, dry weather continuing right through a fabulous September. So while the harvest was relatively small, there were excellent ripeness levels in the fruit that came in.

WINEMAKING

We hand-picked early- to mid-October, with all the fruit for this 100% Pinot Noir wine coming from our Dobson block. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, fermented to dryness, then put through malolactic conversion. The base wine was bottled for the second fermentation in February 2017, spending 29 months on lees and three months on cork before release. Dosage was minimal at 6g/L.

TASTING NOTE

Pale copper-pink colour with a persistent, delicate mousse. The nose is lifted and complex, showing lovely autolytic development: shortbread, fresh pastry and baked bread sit alongside crunchy red berry fruits and red apple skin. There’s a saline backbone to the palate, with wild strawberry, toast and hazelnut flavours dominating the long, focused finish. The texture is broad and rich, balanced by tightly-knit acidity.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2016
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir (100%)
Alcohol (ABV): 12%
Dosage: 6g/l
pH: 3.03
TA: 6.8g/l
SO2: 65mg/l
Closure: Diam cork
Soil Association Certification: GB-ORG-05

Additional information

Size

75cl

ABV

12%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites

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