The layers of soil beneath our vineyard give our grapes their unique taste comparable with a Provence style pale rosé. Chilworth Manor Brut Rosé 2019 vintage is made from Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir 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 sandstone, part of the Hythe formation.
The vines 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 first Still Rosé to market to ensure better quality and maturity of the wine. The 2019 vintage benefitted from good weather conditions 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.
Chilworth Manor Brut Rosé is bottled by Litmus Wines
Charity has long been an important part of Chilworth Manor and it remains central to our ethos today. The vineyard is committed to continue this ethos and will support Mary's Meals, a charity that aims to provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day to encourage school attendance. This in turn improves the children's level of education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.
Chilworth Manor Brut Rosé 2019
Chilworth Manor Brut Rosé is a classic method sparkling wine, vibrant pastel pink in colour with youthful purple hues and a delicate mousse. This wine is blended from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes and has abundant fresh red fruit, brioche and almost citrus-like fruit characters on the nose. The palate is creamy, soft and rich with a beautiful ripe, vibrant and crisp acidity that leads to a complex and long finish.
In keeping with the spirit of Chilworth Manor, we support Mary's Meals who provide one good meal per school day to some of the poorest children in Malawi schools.