55% Pinot Noir, 27% Pinot Meunier, 18% Chardonnay. Aged for min 28 months on lees. Very dry. 12% alc. Balanced and approachable. Structure from Chardonnay, body from Pinot Noir, fruit and floral aromas from Meunier. Bright gold colour, red fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry, developing into pastry, cinnamon and spice. Palate has citrus and soft stone fruit. Clean, fresh acidity. Long finish.
The 2011 Rose Reserve comes from a unique assemblage of 4 different East and West Sussex vineyards and 5 different blending components of Pinot Noir and barique fermented Chardonnay. A small amount of Pinot is left to ripen on the vine and then fermented in the Burgundian style to give the wine its gorgeous colour and rich red fruit sytle.
Salmon pink in colour, soft, fine, persistent mousse, with notes of strawberry, red fruits, peach, nectarine and a floral touch of rose petals to delight the palate. A lovely aroma and lemony finish compliment the balancing acidity.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Campionships 2015 Gold
Decanter World Wine awards 2015 Silver
International Wine Chalenge 2015 Silver
Decanter tasting Feb 2017: 91 points