Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013: As they say, ‘Roses are the symbol of romance.’ This elegant English wine with excellent mousse and aromas of rose, strawberry, and currants, is perfect for an ultimate romantic date night. It has excellent acidity giving it a refreshing finish. Serving it on a date night might be a useful ice-breaker.
Gentle, elegant wines that show great finesse.
NV Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve = “Smooth hints of apricot and vanilla immediately give the nose an impression of richness and generosity. The palate also has a creaminess and sonorous layers of gentle apple and stone fruit, mingling with notions of sponge cake. But this stays on the svelte side, brightened by a lightning flash of brisk crispness. It combines freshness and mellowness, showing what reserve wines can do to a delicious blend. The finish is dry, pure and delicious.” 92 points.
2014 Hattingley Valley Rosé = “Redcurrant and cranberry freshness plays on the nose and palate, where they are overtaken by a bright, clean citrus streak. The fine bubbles fizz away, dispersing this lively, invigorating freshness across the palate where an edge of sourdough appears. It’s a taut, brisk and refreshing wine.” 91 points
2014 Hattingley Valley Rosé = “The 2014 Rosé is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir Pécoce. Now this is a very impressive sparkling Rosé. It has a succinct bouquet of freshly picked strawberry, red cherry and a touch of green apple, all precise and quite mineral-driven. The palate is fresh on the entry with a slight waxiness to the texture. It has more complexity than its peers and it fans out gloriously with hints of praline and strawberry towards the vivacious finish. This is one to serve to the next person that refutes the idea of great English sparkling wine.” 92 points
2011 Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs = “The 2011 Blanc de Blancs was tasted from magnum and underwent no malolactic, four year lees ageing and with 10% aged in barrel. There is 12 grams per liter of acidity. It offers crisp Granny Smith apple, pear and a touch of wet granite on the nose that is crisp and focused. The palate is fresh on the entry, with well-judged acidity and a sense of energy conveyed on the slightly spicy finish. This appears to be ageing nicely and should continue to gift several years of drinking pleasure.” 89 points
NV Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve = “The NV Classic Reserve is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 19% Pinot Meunier and 1% Pinot Gris that includes 18% Reserve wine. The nose is pretty and winsome: red apple and a touch of conference pear, fresh with a hint of sea spray. The palate is fresh and vibrant with strong green apple notes, not as complex as the Rosé for sure, but harmonious to the finish.” 88 points
Hattingley Valley Wines 2013 Classic Cuvée = Creamy apple, lemon shortbread and fresh citrus make for a convincing trio of aromas. They continue their merry dance on the generous, dry and poised palate to achieve real elegance. All the while there is a deeper, hidden core that draws you in, speaking of stone and honeycomb. With its tiny, pin-prick bubbles this is utterly charming and grown-up, harmonious and poised. 92 points.
its appetizingflavors. Underneath all that sits a more serious, stony core and a well of unending freshness. If you desire brisk berried brightness in your refreshments look no further. 91 points.