2014 Vintage Rosé

2014 Vintage Rosé

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Our small production wine with a creamy elegance.

 

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Description

With a resounding generosity, this 2014 Vintage Rosé is inspired by Digby’s best Pinot Noir fruit since 2009. Creamy elegance gives way to a gentlemanly richness: we imagine Sir Kenelm Digby savouring a glass while reading a book in his famed library. Years of ageing accentuates the power of this fizz, making Digby’s rosé a highly versatile companion to food, equally ideal with delicately roasted beef, smoked salmon or a rich dessert.

 

Head Blender remarks

Our most rich and complex wine, last made in 2009 – the Pinots have to be just amazing!  I’ve only made 4000 bottles with only 1000 currently released, a truly special wine.

 

 

Courage & Curiosity

Most famous restaurant listingHakkasan (London, New York)
Most famous retail listingFortnum & Mason (London)
Day of the week most appropriate to enjoySaturday
Best cuisine to enjoy with (based on Digby’s export experience)Cantonese
Role in Digby familyHairy-chested, foodie brother
Most suitable buildingRoyal Crescent, Bath
Trevor’s fav moment drinking2017 wine pairing dinner at Coworth Park
Trevor’s fav food pairing everRose veal & morel mushrooms, Coworth Park

Technical

Vineyard Elements

Lead vineyard location(s)Hampshire and Sussex
Supporting vineyard location(s)Kent and Dorset
TrellisingDouble Guyot
Flowering timingJune / July during Henley / Wimbledon
Typical vine age at harvest10 years
Harvest MonthOctober
Harvest MethodWhole bunch picked by hand

 

Winemaking Elements

Production MethodTraditional Method
PDO SchemeEU PDO Quality English Sparkling Wine
“Fermentation philosophy
(reductive / terroir led vs. oxidative / drinkability led)”
Reductive / terroir led
Malolactic fermentationFull
VegetarianYes
VeganYes

 

Artistic Elements

% of Years this style is made25%
Vintage Years declared2009, 2014, 2018
Blend Summary70/30 Pinots / Chardonnay
Blend – lead variety50% Pinot Noir
Blend – supporting varieities10% Pinot Meunier
30% Chardonnay
Lead soil type(s)Greensand
Supporting soil type(s)Chalk and clay
1st Fermentation – stainless steel80%
1st Fermentation – oak20% (red wine)
Reserve wines0%
Reserve wine age vs. core winena
Time on lees – in tank9 months
Time on lees – in bottle – minimum30 months
Time on lees – in bottle – current38 months
Time on cork – minimum4+ months

Awards

Awards

Current medalsBest in Class Trophy & GOLD (2019 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2018 WineGB)

Historical medalsGOLD (2017 Champagne and Sparkline Wine World Championships)

GOLD (2017 UK Wine Awards)