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Sugrue Rosé Ex Machina 2018

If you ask us, English sparkling wine doesn't come better than that of Sugrue South Downs. Founded by Dermot Sugrue, then head winemaker of Wiston Estate, in 2009, originally producing just one cuvee 'The Trouble with Dreams' each vintage. Over the last few years he has been joined by his wife Ana, a winemaker with experience around the world and a former lecturer at Plumpton College, and they have found a number of wonderful vineyards across Sussex to work with.

First made in 2016, the Rose Ex Machina is only made when they get grapes of a perfect ripeness level (not often achieved here in chilly England!) 2018 was one of those years, arguably the finest vintage for English wine to date! This is a single vineyard wine, entirely sourced from the Coldharbour Vineyard in West Sussex on a chalky clay soil with lots of flint. The blend is 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay, first fermented in stainless steel before secondary fermentation in bottle. Disgorged April 2024 after four and a half years ageing on lees, adding to the depth of flavour and richness.

It opens with a gorgeous array of aromatics: fresh raspberries, blood orange, rosehip and a touch of smoky flinty minerality. The roundness from its maturity is counterbalanced by its exceptional purity and tension, rounding off in an exceptionally persistent finish with fine bubbles dancing on the palate. An outstanding wine driven by the brilliant quality of fruit carefully nurtured in the cellar. With its excellent weight and intensity it can pair beautifully with seared tuna, steamed langoustines and roast duck.

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