2014
Bolney Estate
'Cuvée Rosé'
Brut
England

2014
Bolney Estate
'Cuvée Rosé'
Brut
England

This wine is all class. Serious sophistication. Where the Blanc de Blancs sits in its own perch atop British Fizz, the rosé shows some next level weight and complexity. The Pinot Noir was handpicked and fermented 80% whole cluster in tank with 5% being racked off and completing malo in barrel and the remaining wine finishing in steel. After nine months the base wine is assembled and bottled spending 32 months on the lees. The bottles were disgorged in March, 2016 and a 12 gram dosage was added providing a little seasoning to the pale strawberry fruits.

A whiff of blossom clings to the appetizing hint of freshly cut red-apple peel on the nose of this very pale rosé. The palate adds richness and a touch of honey and chalk that provides a sonorous dimension, filling the mouth with the bounty of ripe, red apples. The mousse is creamy, underlining the ample structure that allows the ripe acidity to swirl alluringly across the palate.

  • Region: England
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Bolney Estate
  • Vine Age: 12 years old
  • Clones: Dijon 115, 777 & 667
  • Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Siltstone and Clay over Sandstone Bedrock
  • TA: 8.5g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 12g/l
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Oak: 6 Months: 95% Stainless Steel - 5% Neutral French Barrique
  • Production: 1,000 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 »

THE BOLNEY ESTATE

WEST SUSSEX

Hidden in the heart of rural Sussex, one of Britain’s most beautiful southern counties, lies Bolney Wine Estate, a vineyard which carries on the tradition brought to Britain by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. This esteemed property is situated on a hill which was part of the Butting Hill One Hundred, listed in the Domesday Book in 1086, as the first official land survey of what is now the United Kingdom. Learn More »

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