With a resounding generosity, this 2014 Vintage Rosé is inspired by Digby’s best Pinot Noir fruit since 2009. Creamy elegance gives way to a gentlemanly richness: we imagine Sir Kenelm Digby savoring a glass while reading a book in his famed library. Years of aging accentuates the power of this fizz, making Digby’s rosé a highly versatile companion to food. It is their most rich and complex wine, last made in 2009 – the Pinots have to be just amazing!
The grapes are all hand-picked and pressed, and 80% goes to tank and 20% (just the reds) go to oak barrels to complete their first fermentation with a carefully selected, neutral yeast strain. All of the batches were put through malolactic fermentation and left to age for 9 months before bottling and secondary fermentation. The wines remained in the bottle for 38 months before disgorgement, and then were topped with a 10 g/L dosage, a bit of sulfur, and a final cork.