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Crafting our new sparkling rosé

Roebuck Estates Rosé de Noirs Dosage Trials

Life is 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 will 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 have followed the popular technique of blending for our 2016 Rosé de Noirs by adding a splash of still red wine post bottle-ageing to impart a delightful pale pink hue on this wine.

Our debut sparkling rosé 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.

You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about when our 2016 Rosé de Noirs is available to buy. We’ve only made a limited amount of this wine and so don’t miss out! We are looking forward to popping the cork on a bottle or two on a glorious hot summer’s evening.

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