The Grange PINK NV
The gorgeous, delicate peach-pink tint, generous red fruits and subtle creaminess make this an elegant, complex and luxuriously refreshing 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 2017 harvest and is the 5th wine made for us by the magnificent Emma Rice and her team at Hattingley Valley.
Hand-picked and bunch pressed in late October, at the end of an up and down summer that ended with an uncomfortably cold October, 90% of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks with the remainder in a variety of fourth fill oak barrels. 40% of the final base wines went through malolactic fermentation to further soften the acidity and we ended up with 10 base wines and the 2015/16 reserve wine as an 11th. Unusually the Pinot Noir seemed to edge the Meunier in the blending and, after a lot of considered sniffing and slurping, we ended with 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Pinot Meunier with 13% reserve wine.
The wine then had 37 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 pale onion skin crossed with white peach threaded with a persistent, fine mousse.
The nose shows ripe red berry fruits - wild strawberry and cherries - overlaid with heady summer florals all held in a soft and bready frame. The addition of the 2015 and 2016 reserve wines bring a further layer of complexity with toasted nuts and sweet spice.
Thanks to the long lees ageing it is rich and round on the palate, with notes of raspberry, cranberry and redcurrant held in a delightful creaminess, but the fresh acidity provides the perfect balance and leads to a refreshing but persistent and luxurious 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
"Gorgeous pale onion skin pink with a fine, steady mousse. On the nose warm red berry fruit with a hint of redcurrant, creamy, leafy, with a palate of supple fruit, light red berry with fresh, racy white fruits too, a very light floral touch and again this touch of cream, mouth tinglingly fresh, juicy, with a light phenolic note and a long, refreshing finish."
Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW 25/07/2021