Mountfield Rosé Reserve 2017. East Sussex, England
Dry sparkling rosé wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier blend from East Sussex, England, United Kingdom. 12.0% ABV.
The Rosé Reserve is a very elegant traditional method English sparkling wine that opens up with fresh, vibrant summer fruits and strawberry with a touch of toasted brioche. It has a fine soft mousse and a delicate, but attractive light pink colour, whilst the creamy palate has delicious berry fruit that unravels bruised apple, lemon zest and toasted biscuit flavours leading to a long crisp finish.
Fermented in stainless steel and held in barrel and tank until bottling in April 2018. The wine was lees aged until disgorging in September 2020, followed by a further 18 months of bottle ageing.
Suggested food pairings: perfect as an aperitif or partner to summer dishes including seafood, asparagus and strawberries.
Producer Profile: Mountfield Estate
The Mountfield Estate near Robertsbridge in East Sussex is owned by Simon and Lucinda Fraser, and has been in Lucinda’s family since 1850. The 3.5 hectare vineyard with on-site winery and cellar door is a rare example of a boutique fully integrated wine making operation in England. The focus of the estate is quality over quantity and to produce beautifully balanced sparkling wines with a distinct personality.