Pinot Noir, Pinot Précoce
75cl * Vegan * 12% ABV * Sussex, England
Roebuck has stormed onto the English wine scene and has made heads turn: 2020 saw it take the Platinum Medal and Best in Show at Decanter's annual awards. (It's also where our much-missed former General Manager Andy Mead has moved onto!) Sourcing its fruit from four prime sites in Sussex - the oldest of which were planted in 2006 in the Upperton vineyard, just outside Petworth - and with Emma Rice (of Hattingley Valley up to the summer of 2022) as the winemaker, the producer is setting its sights on England's top spot.
The fruit destined for this wine was whole-bunch pressed and partially fermented in the finest Burgundian oak barrels followed by a generous lees ageing of 36 months in bottle. A splash of Pinot Précoce was added prior to release imparting an attractive pale pink hue and ripe red fruit characteristics on this wine. Delicate rose-pink in colour with fragrant aromas of wild strawberries, white peach and rose petals. An expressive palate displaying notes of ripe red fruits, honeysuckle and white blossom. Beautifully balanced with a bright seam of acidity, a fine persistent mousse and a long, yet elegant length.
“Simply superb, poised and elegant with a toasty note, a vibrant tang like unripe nectarine and a suggestion of ripe raspberries… it would be beautiful with a plate of smoked salmon.” Victoria Moore, telegraph.co.uk
Gold Medal & ‘English Vintage Sparkling Rosé’ Trophy ~ International Wine Challenge 2021
Gold Medal ~ TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2021