PRESS RELEASE: HATTINGLEY VALLEY LAUNCH 2015 ROSÉ

With the general public’s love for rosé seemingly unquenchable, Hampshire vineyard, Hattingley Valley, proves it’s not just for summer with the launch of its 2015 vintage to follow in succession to their previous multi award winning rosé’s. This limited-edition dry, pale, delicate and textured rosé is available now at £36 per bottle from www.hattingleyvalley.com.

 

2015 saw challenging conditions at Hattingley Valley, testing their expert site selection, particularly in August ahead of the prime ripening season. Nonetheless their knowledgeable team prevailed, producing a fabulous bottle. Using a delicious blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the grapes were hand-harvested and whole-bunch pressed with approximately 12% of the blend fermented in old white Burgundy barrels to soften the wine’s natural acidity. To finish, the blend is completed with 2% of Pinot Précoce adding extra colour, body and flavour. Leaving the wine on lees for over three years, this bottle has certainly been worth the wait.

 

The bright red fruit and summer berry aromas complement the subtle delicate salmon hue and soft mousse, exuding elegance. This is a harmonious wine with extraordinary depth, freshness and perfectly balanced acidity. On the palate, expect a creamy texture with fine toasty notes and a delectable strawberry coulis flavour to finish. Best enjoyed with a strawberry arugula ‘rocket’ salad.

 

Family-owned Hattingley Valley, established in 2008 by owner Simon Robinson, specialises in premium, award-winning English Sparkling Wine. The ‘Mad Hattingley’ winemaking team is headed up by Plumpton-trained Emma Rice who is twice winner of Winemaker of the Year in 2014 and 2016. With over 24 hectares (60 acres) of vines across two well-situated sites, as well as a full wine analysis laboratory on site, the eco-friendly vineyard is known for its refreshingly modern, and sometimes eccentric, approach to winemaking.

AVAILABLE AT WWW.HATTINGLEYVALLEY.COM

Rosé 2015 (£36):

Varieties: Pinot Noir 85%, Pinot Meunier 13%, Pinot Précoce 2%

Alc: 12%
Dosage: 9 g/L     
TA: 9.8 g/L

Vegetarian / Vegan: Yes

Hattingley Valley
Wield Yard, Lower Wield,
Nr Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9AJ

T: 01256 389 188 | E: office@hattingleyvalley.co.uk

@hattingleywines

 

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WinesRebecca Fisher