This English sparkling rosé has been made using the traditional Champagne method and a Pinot-dominant blend. The grapes are grown on the Hush Heath Estate near Tonbridge in Kent. The estate dates from 1503 and is the home of the Balfour-Lynn family. A delicate and inviting rose petal pink, with a finely beaded sparkle. A lively pink grapefruit character is accented with defined notes of wild strawberry and a subtle herbaceousness. The winemaker suggests this as the perfect foil for venison sausages.
|Style||Sparkling Rose Wine|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier|
From winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash, this sparkling rose is an ideal aperitif, try it with charcuterie, chicken and white meats. Fruit is hand harvested and gently pressed in our state-of-the-art winery and then it is fermented in cool, stainless steel tanks. After a secondary fermentation in the bottle (Champagne method), the wine then is aged on its lees and is disgorged to order to maintain freshness. All vineyards are located on the 400 acre estate in the heart of Kent. Wealden clay soils overlay Tunbridge Wells sand. Vines are trellised using the double guyot method with vertical shoot positioning. Planting density is 3300 vines per hectare and the whole estate is managed sustainably. This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year. Best served chilled (8-10c)