Vagabond Urban Winery, Pinot Noir Rosé, Surrey, England 2018

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Tasted by: Tina Gellie
(at London, 22 Jul 2020)
<p>'I wanted to make a serious, interesting rose that was classically English,' says Gavin Monery. To ensure it was complex 'and not just pink', he fermented 60% of the the must in neutral barrels, leaving it for six months on lees. The resulting texture and creaminess offsets the naturally piercing acidity, meaning he didn't need to add residual sugar, which often makes rosés confected. An inviting strawberry yoghurt aroma carries on to rhubarb, guava and fresh green notes on the palate. Bone dry, with brisk acidity and good length. From a 12-year-old single vineyard in Surrey on chalk. 4,000 bottles made.</p>
Vagabond Urban Winery, Pinot Noir Rosé, Surrey, England 2018
Producer
Vagabond Urban Winery
Brand
Pinot Noir Rosé
Vintage
2018
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Rosé
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
Appellation
Surrey
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
11.50%
Body
Light