This is an award-winning rosé wine made by twenty-six year old Tommy Grimshaw in Blandford Forum, Dorset.
Tommy is the youngest professional winemaker in England today; his career started with a summer job at Sharpham vineyard, Devon, when he was just 17. He moved to Langham's Crowthorne Estate a few years later to make wines with Daniel Ham and took over the reins as head-winemaker in 2020.
This pink fizz has aromas of pink petals, pastry and strawberries which are followed by a bright, refreshing palette. There is a fine mousse with notes of strawberries & cream, sour cherry & pink lady apple with an integrated citrus acidity. This is a complex wine with a long finish.
85% of the grapes come from the legendary October 2018 vintage with the rest coming from reserve.
Press fractions were carefully separated and left to naturally settle for 24 hours. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and aged oak barrels, followed by complete malolactic fermentation.
Following 7 months of élevage, the final blend was created including 6% of red wine. It was then bottled and left to age on its lees for a minimum of 24 months. At disgorgement the wine received 4 g/L dosage and was aged for a further 6 months under cork.