The grapes for this English sparkling rosé wine are from the Langham Estate in Dorset, England. They were harvested in October 2017 and gently pressed, whole bunch.
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.
This has produced an English sparkling wine with aromas of rhubarb crumble, cherry, cranberry & raspberry compote.
On the palate 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.
The only English sparkling rosé to win Gold in the 2021 awards.
'Generous and complex in all departments. The nose leads with strawberry mille-feuille. There is a richness to the cherry, strawberry and shortbread palate that is incredibly well balanced by the firm red fruit acidity. Classy wine with great personality!'
Langham Wine Estate pride themselves in crafting English sparkling wines using only grapes grown in their Dorset vineyard.
They take a low-intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, minimising their environmental impact wherever possible. None of their award winning English wines are fined or filtered, making them vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Take a look at our full range of wines from Langham Wine Estate.