2018 Vintage Rosé

2018 Vintage Rosé


Kenelm Club Price – £40.00

Robust yet refined, this new edition of our Vintage Rosé is fresh and fruit-forward – a satisfying weight of flavour is held beautifully in balance.

2018 was an astounding year for English sparkling wine overall and also gave us the first harvest from Digby’s Hilden Vineyard, in Kent, whose red fruit dominates the blend. Since Digby only declares a rosé vintage every 4-5 years, this one is therefore doubly special.

In stock

Bulk deal
Quantity Discount Discounted price
3 - 5 5% £47.50
6 - 18 10% £45.00

For 19+ bottles, please email cheers@digbyfineenglish.com or call 020 7112 8887 for a quote.

SKU: 18VR Categories: ,


In 2018, we tasted the first grapes from Hilden Vineyard and they were so impressive that we just had to declare a rosé vintage… and eventually buy the whole vineyard.

Hilden’s red Pinot fruits are particularly powerful, yet hold an ethereal quality that makes this wine refreshing in youth with exciting ageing potential.

Technical details:

Blend: 58% Pinot Noir
22% Pinot Meunier
20% Chardonnay
Dosage: 8g/L
Alcohol: 12%
Total acidity: 7g/L
pH: 3.06
Malolactic fermentation: Full
Vineyard locations: Kent & Dorset (lead)
Sussex & Hampshire (supporting)
Soil types: Clay (lead)
Chalk & greensand (supporting)
1st fermentation: 85% stainless steel
15% oak
Time on lees: 4 years (minimum)
Vintages declared: 2009, 2014, 2018


Head Blender notes:

“Planted on Wealden clay, the Hilden fruit is rare and powerful. I think of these grapes like a Hollywood starlet whose first performance gets them nominated for an Oscar! We liked these grapes so much, we bought the vineyard for ourselves and Hilden is now a precious part of the Digby family.”

Trevor Clough,
CEO & Head Blender

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

Sign up for news and events

* indicates required