Langham Rosé 2014
Cépage: 89% Pinot noir, 11% Chardonnay
The Estate All Langham Estate wines are made using grapes grown at our single site in rural Dorset. The Crawthorne vineyard consists of 12 hectares planted solely with the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. The site was carefully selected for its south facing slope, which is composed of the same chalk, clay and flint soil as found in the Champagne region. A long growing season and considerate viticulture ensures we harvest the finest grapes possible.
Vinification The grapes were picked from 10th-29th October and gently pressed, whole bunch, in a pneumatic press. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and used oak barrels. We ferment a small batch of Pinot noir each year as a red wine. A dash of this red wine was added to the blend prior to bottling to achieve a deep pink colour and enhance red fruit characteristics. Following secondary fermentation the wine was left to age on lees for 24 months to increase mouthfeel and complexity.
Tasting Note This wine has a beautiful salmon pink colour and a fine stream of small bubbles with a rich nose of butter pastry, strawberry and fresh red cherry. The palate is light and refreshing with flavours reminiscent of summer fruit pudding and a complex honeyed richness on the finish. Enjoy on its own or with fresh fruit desserts.
Technical Details Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.25 Total Acidity: 7.2 g/L Residual Sugar: 10.5 g/L