The layers of soil beneath our vineyard give our grapes their unique taste comparable with a Provence style pale rosé. Chilworth Manor Rosé 2019 vintage is made from 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Pinot Meunier grapes which started their life growing on a sheltered and gentle south-facing slope adjacent to the Manor. The naturally fertile sandy loam lies on a base of clay and sandstone.
The grapes were planted in 2014 and although a first harvest was achieved in 2016, we decided to make them benefit from another full growing season before bringing our Rosé to market to ensure better quality and maturity of the wine. The 2019 vintage benefitted from good weather conditions during 2019 resulting in a very successful harvest.
One huge advantage this year was the ability to harvest selectively and pick what we needed at just the right time. Initially we hand picked a proportion of the Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes when they were at the optimum balance for our Sparkling wine, leaving the remainder to ripen further for the Rosé. Our Chardonnay, traditionally needing longer on the vine and left till last, produced grapes with exceptionally high sugar content against almost perfect acidity.
Chilworth Manor Rosé is bottled by Litmus Wines
As so many others, we liked to support the amazing work done by everyone in the NHS in these very challenging times. We have donated 20% of all online sales proceeds to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal from the time of the release of our 2019 vintage Rosé until the end of May.
We will of course continue to support Mary's Meals as in previous years and will keep you informed about other charitable donations.
Charity has long been an important part of Chilworth Manor and it remains central to our ethos today. All of our wines will be linked to a charity. Mary's Meals aims to provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.
Every bottle of Chilworth Manor Rosé 2018 we sell will make a contribution towards this – a daily meal for a week for a child in a Malawi school.
Chilworth Manor Rosé 2019
Chilworth Manor Rosé 2019 is a Provence style rosé offering fresh strawberries and cassis nuances on the nose. It has a rich palate and velvety texture and is made from Pinot Noir (51%) and Pinot Meunier (49%) grapes, all handpicked in 2019 and gently pressed.
In keeping with the spirit of Chilworth Manor, every bottle sold allows for a donation to Mary's Meals providing a daily meal for a week to a child in a Malawi school. This year we also donated 20% of all online sales proceeds to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal from all of our Rosé sales during the month of May.