The Wine Shop

Hambledon Classic Cuvee Rose

English Sparkling Wine

Price: £35.00

TASTING NOTE: A beautiful, vivid wild-strawberry pink with a hue of red onion skin on the rim. On the nose, magnolia blossom is
followed stridently by perfumed wild-strawberry compote with hints of buttered white sourdough toast. The palate is rich and mouth filling
with flavours of strawberry balanced by zingy tart cranberry and pithy Amalfi lemon notes. The texture is creamy with a clean, crisp, yeasty finish.

 
ASSEMBLAGE: BLEND: 90% Chardonnay with 10% Pinot Noir red wines. Mostly from the 2015 harvest, with tank-aged reserve wines added.

DOSAGE: 10g/l

 
VINIFICATION: Grapes from the 2015 harvest were pre-selected and handpicked from our own private estate. A second selection took place in the
winery prior to pressing to ensure only the most mature grapes were used. Repeated tasting during the pressing resulted in a low yield
extraction: we sacrificed volume to maximise quality.
 
The Pinot Noir and the majority of the Chardonnay underwent a slow, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at about
18°C. 2% of Chardonnay was fermented in specially selected French oak barrels for extra complexity and structure. After resting for six
months on fine lees , the wines were blended together with the reserve wines prior to bottling.
 
AGEING: Minimum of 30 months on the lees
 
WINEMAKER’S ADVICE: Ready to drink now or can be cellared for 6 -12 months in optimum storage conditions.
 
UK DISTRIBUTOR: Fields, Morris & Verdin.