Leander Pink NV Brut

Leander Pink NV Brut

£33.00

Kenelm Club Price – £26.40

Digby Fine English is proud to be the official sparkling wine producer for Leander Club, the most decorated, elite rowing club in the world.

 

Bulk deal
QuantityDiscountDiscounted price
3 - 55%£31.35
6 - 8710%£29.70

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Description

Allow yourself to be transported river-side on a warm summer’s day, cheering as boats slice their way past you, glass in hand. This pink fizz is a blend that celebrates England’s most vibrant Pinot Noir fruit, with red berry aromas carried on the back of a light, creamy fruitiness. Every bottle sold supports Leander Academy, training new talent to become the world champions of the future.

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Head Blender remarks

“The blend for Leander Pink took me two years to perfect – it had to capture the spirit of a day at the club during Henley Regatta – late June sunshine, a crisp breeze, huge hats and stripy blazers, and Olympic-grade shells racing down the Thames.  Quaffable, pale pink luxury, when nothing less will do.  Hope it transports you to your happy place!”

 

 

 

Courage & Curiosity

Most famous restaurant listingCliveden (Berkshire)
Most famous retail listingHarvey Nichols (London)
Day of the week most appropriate to enjoySunday
Best cuisine to enjoy with (based on Digby’s export experience)British
Role in Digby familyAthletic, Olympian sister
Most suitable buildingLeander Club’s Pink Palace
Trevor’s fav moment drinkingEvery year during Henley Royal Regatta
Trevor’s fav food pairing everScones, clotted cream & jam, Leander Club

Technical

Vineyard Elements

Lead vineyard location(s)Dorset and Kent
Supporting vineyard location(s)Sussex and Hampshire
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 made90%
Vintage Years declaredna
Blend Summary2/3 Pinots, 1/3 Chardonnay
Blend – lead variety50% Pinot Noir
Blend – supporting varieities15% Pinot Meunier
35% Chardonnay
Lead soil type(s)Chalk and clay
Supporting soil type(s)Greensand
1st Fermentation – stainless steel94%
1st Fermentation – oak6%
Reserve wines20%
Reserve wine age vs. core wine1.25 years older
Time on lees – in tank9 months
Time on lees – in bottle – minimum24 months
Time on lees – in bottle – current38 months
Time on cork – minimum3+ months

 

Awards

Awards

Current medalsNo1 rated English NV rosé in 2019

GOLD (2019 International Wine Challenge)
GOLD (2017 Sommelier Wine Awards)
GOLD (2017 UK Wine Awards)