ABOUT THE WINE
Roebuck Estates are one of the newer players on the English wine scene (oldest vines planted in 2006), now spanning over 200,000 vines across four sites in the beautiful county of Sussex. With various soil types and plantings, including Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, the team has plenty of elements working in their favour to create award-winning, classic English sparkling wines. Despite being somewhat new, their estate is earning some much-deserved critical acclaim, winning several awards, including Best in Show, Decanter 2020. An estate on the rise!
The fruit is whole-bunch pressed and partially fermented in the finest French oak casks followed by a generous lees ageing of 36 months in bottle. A splash of Pinot Précoce is added before release imparting an attractive pale pink hue and ripe red fruit characteristics on this wine. Fragrant aromas of wild strawberries, white peach and rose petals. An expressive palate displaying notes of ripe red fruits, honeysuckle and white blossom. The wine is perfectly balanced with a bright seam of acidity, a fine persistent mousse and a long yet elegant length.
An excellent aperatif! Great accompaniment to shellfish, salmon blinis or a light strawberry dessert.