Roebuck Estates, Rosé de Noirs, Sussex, England, 2016
Roebuck Estates adopt a single-minded approach, using only the finest quality estate-grown grapes, from exceptional vineyard sites to create award-winning wines from classic Champagne varieties.
Located close to the historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex, Roebuck Estates was established in 2013 by two Brits, Mike Smith and John Ball, whose love of wine, long-standing friendship, and belief in the potential of the English wine industry sparked several years spent searching for the perfect vineyard plots.
Sourced from the Roman Villa vineyard comprising of maily loam and clay rich soils. Carefully selected bunches were handpicked into small buckets and then gently transferred into picking crates before being transported to the winery.
Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit destined for this wine was whole-bunch pressed and partially fermented in old Burgundian barrels. Approximately 40% of the juice went through malolactic fermentation. Following a secondary fermentation in bottle, the wine was aged on its lees for a minimum of 36 months. A splash of Pinot Précoce was added as a still red wine at disgorgement giving a pale pink tone and attractive wild berry aromatics to this wine.
Type: Old Burgundy 225l barrels
% wine oaked: 9
% new oak: None
Delicate rose-pink in colour with fragrant aromas of wild strawberries, white peach and rose petals. An expressive palate displaying notes of ripe red fruits, honeysuckle and white blossom. Beautifully balanced with a bright seam of acidity, a fine persistent mousse and a long, yet elegant length.
Fresh shellfish or equally as delicious with summer fruit desserts.
I’ve tasted a huge number of wonderful English wines so far this year, and this extraordinary rosé sparkler is among the best. Dry and lean, with stunning redcurrant purity, it’s vivacious and fabulously refreshing. MJ, May 2021.
Pinot Noir 95%
Pinot Précoce 5%
Other sparkling wine
6 x 75cl