The Grange, Hampshire, PINK (2015)

Dry english sparkling wine (case of six)

£186.00

The pure gentle blush, lovely fine mousse and rich red-fruit creaminess all combine to make this a PINK to come back to again and again. Very celebratory!

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This PINK is made with grapes from 2015, the second harvest from the Burge's Field vineyard, but the first time we sent our grapes to the much-garlanded team at Hattingley Valley, led by Emma Rice and Jacob Leadley.

Hand-picked and bunch pressed in mid-October, at the end of a disappointing summer in terms of sunshine, the juice was fermented mainly in stainless steel tanks with a proportion going into aged oak barrels. After some malolactic fermentation to further soften the gentle acidity the 11 base wines were then tasted and blended in a ratio of 57% Pinot Meunier, 41% Pinot Noir and 2% Chardonnay.

The pretty silver rose blush was created by the addition of a tiny amount of fruit-laden, barrel-fermented red wine made from the ripest of our Pinot Noir.

Secondary fermentation in bottle was followed by 33 months ageing on lees before the wine was disgorged in February 2019 and dosed at 8g/l with 12% alcohol by volume.

This is a delicious and bewitching follow-up to our first PINK which, much to our delight, won an International Wine Challenge 2019 Silver Medal.

A pure, gentle blush with a lovely, fine mousse.

Fresh red fruits on the nose, strawberry, currants and even some cassis thanks to the plentiful Meunier in the blend.

The red fruits continue on the palate along with an initial creaminess that leads to a refreshingly balanced mid-palate and on into a biscuity, almost savoury character, before the long, fine finish.

Our PINK is lovely on its own but it has the complexity to go well with food too.  Try it with:

  • rich, smoked fish
  • grilled chicken
  • smooth, vegetarian risotto
  • oysters

Gorgeous pink fizz!

From its elegant colour to the enticing perfume and complex, moreish flavours, this is both serious and delicious Hampshire sparkling rosé. The Pinot Meunier really shines, giving a bright floral lift and succulence, while the long lees ageing in bottle and touch of oak means extra bready complexity and weight on the palate.

Stylish and winning.

Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, married Masters of Wine