Rose 2012, Hoffmann & Rathbone, Sussex
The Rosé Réserve is a characterful and moreish rose gold coloured sparkling rosé. A pretty, floral and fragrant nose of plum strawberry and peach blossom. The wine displays enticing flavors of red cherries and fresh figs with a sprinkle of fresh ginger on the mid-palate, perfectly balanced by a delicate dosage that gives the fruit fulness. Persistent effervescence invites to the lifted fine fruity, floral and spicy finish.
Hoffmann & Rathbone is a boutique winery located in England’s Sussex-Weald region. They insist on showing the expression of each year in the unique, award-winning and recognised Hoffmann & Rathbone spirit. Primarily an English Sparkling Wine Producer, they produce wines only on years where the conditions are ideal and therefore worth releasing.
Gently whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24 hours. Fermentation: 14 days at 15°C using 120 year-old yeast. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with the taille fermented in oak barrique. A small amount of Pinot Noir fruit is left to ripen on the vine and then fermented in open top barriques and added before the second fermentation to give this wine its gorgeous colour and rich red fruit character.