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The Bolney Estate

2018

‘Bolney Cuvée Rosé’

Brut Rosé   |   Sussex - England

About

This is an elegant and delicate, single vintage, traditional method rosé sparkling wine. 2018 was a great year, receiving lots of sunshine, so they decided to let the fruit characteristics come through by keeping the yeast selection neutral. The final blend reached a poised but demure total acidity.

The grapes (68% Pinot Noir, 28% Pinot Meunier, 4% Chardonnay) are hand-picked and pressed to tank, each vinified separately with neutral yeasts (IOC 18-2007  was the dominant strain used). As 2018 was a ripe year, they put some but not all of the batches were put through malolactic fermentation, and then was bottled for secondary fermentation where it remained for 18 months on the lees. It was then disgorged and topped with an 8.6 gram per liter dosage before receiving a dose of sulfur and a final cork.

Stats

  • Grapes: 68% Pinot Noir - 28% Pinot Meunier - 4% Chardonnay
  • Vineyard: Bolney Wine Estate (Foxhole Lane)
  • Vine Age: 15-years-old
  • Soil Type: Chalk - sandstone
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Fermentation: Native yeast
  • Aging: 18 months on the lees prior to disgorgement
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 8.6 g/L
  • pH: 3.3
  • Total Acidity: 6.7 g/L
  • Total SO2: 112 ppm
  • Total Production: 667 cases
  • UPC: 5060135650100

Tasting Notes

An elegant and delicate, single vintage, traditional method rosé sparkling wine. Salmon pink color in the glass full of lots of tiny bubbles. Floral and red apple aromas lead to red apple & cranberry on the palate with a bright, fresh finish and lovely length for this Cuvée Rosé.

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