Crafting our new English sparkling rosé
Everyone nowadays seems to love sparkling rosé. We certainly do! And so, we’ve been putting the finishing touches to our new 2016 Rosé de Noirs, which we’ll be launching in the Summer.
Our 2016 Rosé de Noirs is crafted from handpicked Pinot Noir grapes grown at our Roman Villa vineyard in West Sussex. There are two key winemaking practices commonly used to produce traditional-method sparkling rosé wines – Saignée (skin contact before pressing) or Assemblage (blending) – each creating a slightly different wine style. We’ve followed the popular blending technique for our 2016 Rosé de Noirs adding a splash of still red wine post bottle-ageing to impart a delightful pale pink hue.
This wine is bursting with notes of freshly picked strawberries and red cherries lifted by a vibrant acidity and delicate bubbles. We spent a great deal of time honing and tweaking the dosage (sweetness) and colour levels to make sure that we got the balance just right. We’re super pleased with how it has turned out but as always, we’ll let you be the judge!
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