Tasting Note: Subtle and delicate in colour this is an elegant Rosé with an abundance of red fruit and fresh acidity, supported by fine toasty notes developed by ageing on lees in the bottle.
Food Matching: Winemaker Will Perkins enjoys our Rosé 2013 with Cherrystone Clam Chowder served with freshly baked bread.
Vineyard: 2014 was the best vintage to date at Hattingley Valley with near perfect growing conditions. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes were hand picked
Vinification: The Rosé was blended from the finest Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier parcels with approximately 10% of the blend having been fermented in 4-5 year old Burgundy barrels. Before tirage we blended the base wines with 4% red wine made from Pinot Précoce to give a delicate soft pink colour and some vibrant red fruit flavours. The wine spent at least 18 months ageing on lees in the bottle before being disgorged with 8g/L dosage.