COATES & SEELY
Rosé Brut Britagne
|Grapes||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
|Origin||United Kingdom, England|
|Classification||English Sparkling Wine|
Salmon pink in colour and beautifully aromatic (cranberries, strawberries and a touch of brioche) this is immediately appealing. The palate shows mid-weight red berry fruit and a lovely sherbet acidity which keeps the wine fresh and long in the mouth. Very impressive given that it comes from the Hampshire Downs and rivals many of its counterparts from over the channel. L&S (Jul 2011)
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Pretty salmon pink, red fruits are backed up by fresh red-apple aromas. A nice weighty mouthfeel, backed up by nice zesty freshness and good development, fine mousse and good clean finish. Attractive if not hugely complex. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 Rating: 16.5 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2019)
This rosé has moved up a gear lately, with layers of depth and complexity alongside its perfumed red fruit, making it not only a satisfying aperitif but an ideal tableside companion.Hamish Anderson, The Telegraph(Apr 2019)
The NV Rosé is a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier that spent two years on the lees before disgorgement in 2016. It has a very comely bouquet with freshly picked rose petal, white peach and apricot, demonstrating impressive focus and delineation. The palate has extremely good weight allied with fine tension: hints of fresh strawberry and citrus fruit, a pleasant bite towards the tensile finish. This has everything in place for a great future if you can avoid temptation. Rating: 91 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Jun 2017)
Coates & Seely
Coates and Seely is the brainchild of Christian Seely and Nicholas Coates. The pair spent a year scouring Southern England for the ideal place to make excellent sparkling wine. In 2008 they found the Wooldings, tucked away in a secluded valley near Whitchurch, on the chalk downlands of Hampshire. “Near Winchester. Actually it’s closer to Basingstoke but Winchester sounds more romantic” says Seely jovially.
The vineyards now total 24 hectares, and are planted with the Champagne varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. They refurbished the original buildings, importing first-class winery equipment for winemaker Ryan Carter. Unlike most UK sparkling wine producers Coates & Seely are concentrating on Non Vintage wines - The Rosé was the first release; Blanc de Blancs then followed and in July 2015 their first vintage wines were released the Perfide Blanc de Blanc & Perfide Rosé 2009. All the wines carry the terms Méthode Britannique, and Britagne (pronounced Brit~an~ye) on the label, a testament to the quality and individuality of sparkling wines here that will at least rival their French neighbours!
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