We are excited to let you know that our first sparkling wine is now ready. This vintage will initially only be sold online as we only have a limited number of bottles available.
The grapes for our 2018 Brut Rosé were harvested in a year that has become something of a benchmark, as much for the magnificent summer as for the bountiful harvest and the excellent quality of the fruit. If you were to imagine a perfect growing season, then 2018 had all the right ingredients…from start to finish, it seemed as if every stage of growth followed on effortlessly from the last in almost unbroken conditions of warmth and sunshine.
Such was the yield potential, that we were able to manage a substantial ‘green harvest’ to remove excess fruit early on and allow what remained the best possible conditions to ripen and ensure the finest quality. That ultimately meant we were in a unique position to choose what varieties we harvested and when, selecting and picking the Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes destined for the Brut Rosé at just the right moment while leaving the Chardonnay a week or two longer as we watched their sugar levels rise and rise!
The wine has been on the lees for more than two years and is now ready to be released. It is a classic method sparkling wine, delicate salmon pink in colour with a fine mousse and has butterscotch and brioche on the nose. The strawberry fruit palate is creamy and rich with a wonderfully long finish.
Chilworth Manor Brut Rosé is bottled by Litmus.
Please visit our online shop to order