a’Becketts Rams Cliff Rosé has an attractive light salmon colour and wild strawberry aromas. From the warm 2018 vintage, this English rosé is a testament to how cool climate wines continue to develop and improve. There are fresh and full wild strawberry and raspberry fruit flavours and the wine is elegant and well balanced. it makes a perfect aperitif at just 11% abv. If you are looking for a light in alcohol wine, this delicate, and limited production, a’Becketts Rams Cliff Rosé is definitely worth discovering. A 2018 Rosé that will be drinking well through 2020 into 2021 at least!
Paul and Lynn Langham were amongst the early group of vine growers, and proudly proclaim themselves as Wiltshire’s largest vineyard. At 4 hectares (11 acres) this is tiny even by English standards! However, the geology here is excellent, greensand over chalk, similar to that of Ridgeview and Nyetimber, and Paul says that their location, further inland than most English vineyards provides less variation in weather. The vineyard is in Littleton Panell, just North of Salisbury Plain. The village is overlooked by the Rams Cliff escarpment. Paul and Lynn have named this classic English Rosé after this local feature.
For a relatively small size they grow a good variety of grapes with Pinot Noir, (making up more than 50%), Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Reichensteiner and Seyval Blanc; all their wines have vegan status. Around 70% of Paul’s wines are still wines with his Seyval Blanc dominated Sparkling White, Cuvée Victor (named after Lynn’s carpenter father who helped build the wine storage facility and despite being tee total, is a regular member of the picking team!
A delicious, delicate Rosé and a Bronze Medal winner at Wine GB Awards 2019 competition. This is a limited production wine with only 3000 bottles made; why not pop one in your selection to try it! One or two other independents sell this wine around £16: check out our amazingly, competitive price.
“Summery! Pleasant soft red fruit scents and clean flavours, decent length. Good value” Liz Sagues, Wine Journalist and International Wine competition judge. July 2019