2013
Hush Heath
'Balfour'
Brut Rosé
England

2013
Hush Heath
'Balfour'
Brut Rosé
England

The flagship expression Balfour Brut Rosé has helped put this producer firmly on the English wine map, winning a Decanter Gold Medal in 2013 and being regularly served on the Orient Express and British Airways First Class flights, as well as being chosen as the only English wine to be served at the London 2012 Olympics.

"England's most exclusive pink fizz" is produced from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grown exclusively on Hush Heath Estate. It is a multi-award winning vintage English Quality Sparkling Wine crafted using the traditional method made famous in Champagne.

Fruit is hand harvested and gently pressed then fermented in cool, stainless steel tanks. After a secondary fermentation in the bottle, the wine then spent 38 months aging on its lees and is disgorged to order to maintain freshness.

Pale salmon pink with a fine bead and sustained mousse. The nose is beautifully fresh with hints of fresh rosehip, greengage, apple and ginger. The palate is extremely refreshing with classic English mouth-watering acidity. Notes of white current, quince, lime and a slight herbiness, typical of the Hush Heath style.The finish is long echoing the palate beautifully.

  • Region: England
  • Varietal: 52% Chardonnay - 40% Pinot Noir - 8% Pinot Meunier
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Vineyard: Hush Heath Estate
  • Vine Age: Average: 9 years old
  • Soil Type: Wealden Clay over Tunbridge Wells Sand
  • TA: 9.1 grams per liter
  • Residual Sugar: 9 grams per liter
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 1,833 cases
Winery & Regional Information
KENT

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HUSH HEATH ESTATE

KENT

With a history dating back to 1503, the exquisite Tudor-framed Hush Heath Manor is the family home of the Balfour-Lynn’s since the 1980s. The Manor nestles into the hill, overlooking the vineyards and estate with magnificent views across the Weald of Kent. There are 400 acres enveloped in ancient oak woodland is a veritable Eden and a fitting setting for the Balfour wines and vision.  Learn More »

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