An off-dry rosé with an appealing perfumed nose complemented by vibrant strawberry and a full and creamy mouthfeel.
Acolon 60%, Pinot Noir 30%, Rondo 10%
Essex, Great Britain
Dry/Sweet value: 3 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 14.2
2017 Vintage: Pinot Noir 85%, Acolon Rondo used to make up the blend Acolon is a cross from Blaufrankisch and Dornfelder
Winemaker: Rastislav Miklos.
Piers Greenwood is a bit of a visionary, he planted his vineyard in Purleigh, Essex in 1969, which makes it one of the oldest in the UK. The vineyard benefits from a very special microclimate and Purleigh is one of the warmest and sunniest spots in the country. Today New Hall Vineyard has 40 hectares under vine and one of the largest plantings of Bacchus in the UK. Winemaker Piers has won the prestigious UK Winemaker of the Year Award in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and his highly acclaimed and award-winning wines showcase English Wine at its best.
The grape vines grown at New Hall were carefully selected and have been planted at only 12 to 24 metres above sea level on well-sheltered, southern facing slopes of a shallow valley. Over the years this site has proven itself to be an almost ideal place for the growing of vines in England, producing above average crops of high quality grapes with naturally high sugars each year. The vines are grown in London clay soils of Tertiary age, with chalk, concealed below the clay deposits. The fruit was handpicked at optimum maturity.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed. The must was cool fermented in stainless steel to retain aromatics and vibrancy of fruit flavours. It then spent four months ageing on the fine lees, which imparted the wine with its creamy texture.
A bright, wild-salmon coloured rosé which delivers vibrant and inviting aromas of candied raspberry and ripe red berries. Crisp and lusciously fruity on the palate; this is bursting with juicy raspberry and strawberry fruits with a deliciously intriguing creamy undertone.
A wonderful apéritif wine, which also accompanies white meat and fish dishes in a delicate sauce.