The Grange PINK NV
A case of six bottles, all PINK NV
The gorgeous, delicate onion-skin hue, refreshing red fruits and gentle creaminess make this an elegant, complex and luxurious bottle that will make every occasion that little bit better!
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This latest iteration of our PINK NV is made principally with base wines from the annus mirabilis that was the 2018 harvest and is the 6th wine made for us by the magnificent Emma Rice and her team at Hattingley Valley.
Hand-picked and bunch pressed in late September and early October, at the end of a summer that just went on and on and on, 90% of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks with the remainder in a variety of fourth fill oak barrels. Just under half of the final base wines went through malolactic fermentation to convert the sharper malic acids to softer lactic acids and we ended up with 17 base wines and the 2015/16/17 solar reserve as an 18th. We ended up at the 2016 formula of 60% Meunier and 40% Pinot Noir and a dash of the solera for a savoury tang...
The wine since then has had 33 months on lees before disgorging and being dosed to 9.4 g/l of sugar. As Harry has it "Summer pudding - in a glass!"
A soft and restrained pale onion skin pink colour with persistent but fine bubbles.
It has the abundant bright summer berries and wild flowers on the nose that characterise the Pinot fruit grown in Burge's Field along with hints of a creamy nuttiness and a solid minerality.
Delicately lifted by a soft and pleasing mousse, the palate provides tangy red apples, raspberries and redcurrants enveloped in a layer of single cream. This leads forward to a refreshing and lengthy finish with a whiff of the sea right at the end. A perfect reminder of the long summer of 2018 on which the wine is based.
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