Hattingley Valley - 2014 Rosé Sparkling Wine (Boxed)
2014 was the best vintage to date at Hattingley Valley with near perfect growing conditions. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes were hand picked and gently pressed. Approximately 8% of the blend was fermented in 4-5 year old white Burgundy barrels and partial malolactic fermentation took place. The wine spent 5 months in tank and barrel before tirage where 2% of Pinot Précoce (having been vinified as a still red wine with a long cold soak prior to fermentation) was added to enhance colour, body and flavour. The wine spent at least 2 years ageing on lees in the bottle before riddling and disgorging with 8 g/L dosage, and a further 2 months ageing on cork before release.