- Blend 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier
- Vintage NV
- 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. 2019
- 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. 8 grams per litre
- Food Pairing Shellfish, strawberries and cream, lemon meringue pie
The perfect wine to share with friends
Our Rosé NV bursts with aromatic notes of rhubarb, raspberry, strawberry, redcurrant as well as wild roses, lemon zest, and a touch of sherbet on the finish. It is a superbly elegant English sparkling wine with tiny, persistent bubbles and a refreshing acidity that calls you back for more.
Our NV wines are a composition of many vintages blended together. The journey of this wine started in 2009 where we reserved a small amount of wine. Each year that we harvest grapes and make wine, we build up our reserve wines. This allows us to create a style consistent year on year and show a piece of Wiston history in every glass. This current iteration is made up of 10% of wine from 2018 and includes 15% red wine in the blend to impart a lovely pink colour.
We press whole bunches of grapes through our Coquard basket press, (as used in Champagne), before fermenting in stainless steel, and resting on its lees ahead of bottling. After bottling, it is kept cool and capped (sur lattes) for over two years before being disgorged at a low dosage in Spring 2021.
In the press
Rhubarb, hibiscus and tart red currant paint a fruity picture on the nose. A second sniff reveals a good measure of Red Delicious apple. The mousse is creamy and transports wave upon wave of those vivacious apple and hibiscus notes, all backed with an autolytic backdrop reminiscent of freshly baked short crust. This is creamy, joyful and sophisticated with a fine, persistent foam and a long, delectable finish.
A pale pink hue, aromas on this non vintage rosé are round and creamy while still feeling fresh. The almond paste, whipped cream, toast and red berry notes lead to a dry, crisp palate. Piercing acidity and vigorous fizz make for a tangy, refreshing mouthfeel. An elegant accompaniment to a wide variety of foods
What England does very well is sparkling rosé... Wiston produces a vintage as well as a non-vintage sparkling rosé. This is the cheaper non-vintage version and it’s a beauty – lively and berry-scented.
Wiston Estate's NV Rosé is showing nicely, wafting from the glass with scents of mandarin, grapefruit, white flowers and fresh pastry. Medium-bodied, pillowy and incisive, it's a bright, elegantly acid-driven wine that concludes with a mouthwatering finish.
For a really thrilling pink fizz treat, England is a better bet, in a wine such as Wiston Estate’s champagne-inspired example, with its stylish steely swish of acidity and redcurrant purity.