An exquisitely elegant sparkling rose wine showing great finesse. It has a delicate salmon-pink hue with tiny bubbles. Enticing aromas of wild strawberries and white peach mingle with a hint of rosehip. There are subtle autolytic notes of vanilla-scented brioche and scones with cream. The mousse is soft and creamy with beautifully integrated bubbles. On the palate, fresh summer berries including cranberry and redcurrant meet stone fruits, nectarine and wild apricot. It has layers of complexity with citrus acidity and delicate minerality. The mouthfeel is excellent and it shows exceptional balance, lingering well after the last drop.
Excellent served well-chilled with seafood such as tuna carpaccio, hand-dived local Lyme Bay scallops or pan-fried garlic prawns. Also good with Thai-marinated fish including sea bass, red mullet or gurnard cooked en papillote with lemongrass and ginger
After hand picking, the grapes were whole bunch pressed to obtain the finest juice. The juice was fermented at a cool temperature to retain the natural aromas.
A tiny amount of still red wine was added to the expedition liqueur at tirage. This resulted in a delightful soft pink sparkling rosé wine.
46% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 14% Pinot Meunier
Tasting notes and food pairing suggestions by local wine expert and consultant Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET.