Chapel Down Rosé Brut has an enticing pale pink colour. The Pinot Noir really shines out in this elegant English Sparkling wine; it’s one of the most elegant pink fizzes we’ve tasted. Delicate aromas of strawberries and raspberries and background notes of toasty shortbread lead into a crisp, fresh palate of light red fruits.
It has a fine creamy mousse which contributes to the light and effortless style and beautiful balance of this pink fizz which is the equal of many (and more expensive) champagnes.
It is made by the champagne method, which involves significant work from the vinification as a still wine, period on its lees, followed by a secondary fermentation in bottle and bottle age of around 18 months, before disgorgement. in the traditional, Champagne method; spending up to 3 years on its lees.
Chapel Down wines is the largest English producer and its first vineyard was planted in Tenterden in 1977. They make a range of Champagne method and style sparkling wines and several aromatic white, red and rosé wines, which have won a plethora of awards. Their Sparkling wines can spend up to 5 years ageing.
Josh Donaghuay-Spire is the Chief winemaker who gained experience in Alsace, Champagne and South Africa. Chapel Down sources its grapes from their own vineyards and a number of dedicated growers across Sussex, Hampshire, Essex and Kent.
“Beautiful berry nose of strawberries, raspberries and cream. Quite dry citrus bite eases into smooth luxury berry mix. Good dry finish with lasting fruity, berry flavours.”
“A brut rosé with character, structure and charm.” John Mobbs of Great British Wine 2016
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FOOD: A brilliant aperitif and good with fish, including smoked salmon.