2013 Rosé Brut English Sparkling Wine Greyfriars Vineyard
|Origin||United Kingdom, England|
|Classification||English Sparkling Wine|
Absolutely love this new arrival from Greyfriars Vineyard, 100% Pinot Noir, 50% aged in older oak barrels, the rest in stainless steel. The result is a lovely refined quite vinous expression, pretty ripe red fruits, cherry, strawberry underpinned by notes of mocha, hawthorn and just a hint of vanilla pod. This is a balanced and quite bold Rose that has a lot to say for itself. L&S (Apr 2017)
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Greyfriars was originally planted in 1989 and has been producing great grapes and wines for over 20 years. We took over in late 2010 with the aim of expanding the vineyard dramatically, producing stunning English sparkling wine and building a state of the art winery, cellar and tasting room. We are well on the way to that goal.
We have planted over 40 acres of new vines, predominantly the three classical Champagne grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. This will enable us to create a small range of spectacular English sparkling wines reflecting the unique local soil conditions, climate and heritage of the Surrey North Downs.
The Downs in southern England are blessed with similar geological and soil conditions to the Champagne region in France. At Greyfriars we have a clay/loam topsoil over several hundred feet of wonderful free draining Cretaceous chalk. The chalk was originally deposited over a hundred million years ago when this entire area was submerged under a tropical sea. The highest part of the estate offers splendid views towards the South Downs and east towards Guildford and beyond.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir with a third of the blend fermented in old oak, this antique gold-coloured rosé is full of spiced plum fruit and creamy, roasted nut flavours. A rich textured and toasty style that's a great match for food. Drinking range: 2017 - 2019 Rating: 94 Decanter Magazine (Jun 2017)
Pale bronze pink in colour this elegant fizz from Pattenham in Surrey shows an appealing berry fruit nose with youthful, juicy fresh strawberry fruit that starts out sweet and turns appetisingly savoury thanks to a complexing note of spicy oak as its fine-textured bubbles explode onto the tongue and finish nicely tangy and dry. Rating: 90 www.thewinegang.com (Jun 2017)
Very pale copper pink. Lovely strawberry fruit and some tasty rosehip notes. Punchy but integrated acid and a simple, smooth finish. Drinking range: 2017 - 2019 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Mar 2017)
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