Greyfriars - Non Vintage Sparkling Rosé
The Pinot Noir grapes are grown on the Greyfriars estate, on the south-facing chalk-rich soils of the Hogs Back, close to Guildford in Surrey. The grapes are hand-harvested at full ripeness in early October, then they are crushed and soaked with their skins for two hours before pressing to release the colour. One third of the grapes are fermented and the wine is aged in used oak barriques; the remainder is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends about three years on the lees. It shows a delicate pale colour, hints of vanilla and summer fruits on the nose, with fresh, fruity berries on the palate.