NV
Digby
'Leander Pink'
Brut
England

NV
Digby
'Leander Pink'
Brut
England

2016 saw the addition of a new wine to Digby’s range in the form of Leander Pink. This non-vintage rosé was developed in collaboration with Leander Club, the world’s oldest open rowing club, which has nurtured some of Great Britain’s finest talent.

Stainless steel is the primary fermentation and aging vessel here promoting vibrancy, though 10% of the final blend spends eight months in neutral French barrique. The rosé color is achieved through judicious blending of white and red components. Malolactic fermentation is partially carried out as it is blocked in 40% of the stainless ferments. The wine is bottled and spent 24 months resting prior to disgorgement. It was then hit with a rather high 12 grams dosage, but only to counter the nearly 10 gram tartaric acid in this laser-like wine!

Bearing the club’s distinctive pink hue and hippo motif, Leander Pink offers an energetic, elegant but more laid back interpretation of the Digby house style. A proportion of sales from each bottle goes to support the Leander Academy, helping to produce the next generation of champions.

Light pink with a steady stream of small bubbles. Ripe peach, strawberry and spicy aromas on the nose. The wine has solid breadth considering the amount of drive the palate shows. Ripe citrus and strawberry flavors linger nicely on the peppery finish. Bright acidity gives considerable cut and energy.

  • Region: England - Sussex
  • Varietal: 50% Pinot Noir - 35% Chardonnay - 15% Pinot Meunier
  • Vintage: NV
  • Vineyard: North & South Downs of Kent, Sussex & Hampshire
  • Vine Age: Average: 9 years old
  • Soil Type: Predominantly Chalk & Clay over Greensand
  • TA: 9.5 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 12 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Oak: 8 months: 90% Stainless Steel - 10% seasoned French barrique
  • Production: 1,666 cases
Winery & Regional Information
WEST SUSSEX

West Sussex is bordered by Hampshire to the west, Surrey to the north and East Sussex to the east. The English Channel lies to the south. The area has been formed from Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous rock strata, part of the Weald–Artois Anticline. The eastern part of this ridge, the Weald of Kent, Sussex and Surrey has been greatly... Learn More »

DIGBY FINE ENGLISH

WEST SUSSEX

Applying the negoçiant model to English sparkling wine, Digby co-founders Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries have brought together the very best raw materials, expertise and vision to create this modern British luxury brand. The house’s charismatic, boundary pushing outlook is a fitting testament to the man who inspired its name, Sir Kenelm Digby. This 17th century English philosopher, theologian, pirate and writer extended his talents to inventing the modern wine bottle. Learn More »

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