- Blend 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay
- Vintage 2014
- Bottling Our wines are bottled the summer after harvest, which is the moment they begin their second fermentation, which gives them their bubbles and evolved character. 2015
- Alcohol 12%
- Dosage The dosage indicates the amount per litre of sugar in the 'liqueur de dosage', a mixture of wine and sugar added to the bottles when they are disgorged at the end of the ageing process, to ensure balance and harmony in the final blend. 8g/l
- Food Pairing Game, smoked duck, fruit cake, chicory and orange salad
Rosé sparkles after our best, warmest season for Pinot Noir
The wine itself is a pale pink sparkling rosé with sweet and spicy aromas of honey, spiced berries and orange peel. At first it’s a fruit-forward wine, brimming with ripe cherries and cranberries, but it has a sumptuous creamy finish.
Our Rosé 2014 is a remarkable match for rich and smoked dishes, and holds its own with even the boldest of British ingredients, such as game and Christmas pudding. Critics have highlighted its ‘concentrated’ and ‘complex’ character and although it’s ready to drink, it will also develop for the right occasion.
Dermot first created a vintage Rosé in 2011 after a special request from Pip Goring which, once had been depleted, requested another delicious style be created. We developed this vintage after one of our warmest growing seasons on record when the main crop in the blend, Pinot Noir, was at its best. To make this wine, we fermented two thirds of the juice in 10-year-old burgundy barrels. The final third underwent malolactic fermentation before the wine was blended.
After bottling, it was kept cool and capped (sur lattes) for 5 years before being disgorged in 2020. After dosage, we allow the wine time ageing on cork to allow the flavours to marry.
In the press
Pale salmon pink. Hint of ginger beer on the nose. Not unpleasant! Quite fun and tight and interesting in fact. Well integrated. Some savoury quality. Interesting. 17/20.