First-Ever Pinot Meunier Rosé from Exton Park
29th April 2016
There’s a new ‘baby vintage’ making its debut at Exton Park
Vineyard next month. Or rather, a fresh-faced teenager with
Exton Park’s first ever 100% Pinot Meunier Rose will be launched
at the London Wine Fair, from the English Wine Producers’ stand
T34 in the Grand Hall.
This is a new departure for Exton Park and its talented winemaker
Corinne Seely. The wine made entirely from the 2014 vintage –
but not named as such is an exclusive blend of the older Pinot
Meunier plots in the 55 acre vineyard, planted in 2003 and onwards.
In the new state-of-the-art winery each plot was vinified and kept
separately to provide a wide-ranging palette when Seely created the
final cuvée from this exceptional year. It was then bottled in green
glass, not only to differentiate between the current, award-winning
Roée NV, but also to preserve the colour and quality of the
sensitive Meunier grape and after 12 months on the lees, was
disgorged earlier this year – ready for its first appearance in May.
Showing the true Meunier characteristics, the Exton Park Pinot
Meunier Rosé is fresh and delicate, with a remarkable spring
floral style –and is, we believe, the only sparkling wine of its
kind to be made in England.
Wine maker’s notes:
‘With a radiant pink, almost coral, colour, this rosé is
attractively perfumed with notes of early jasmine and
honeysuckle on the nose. Dry – at just 6.5 g/l of residual sugar
– it is still surprisingly full in the mouth, displaying a
gingerbread spiciness and a fruity white peach finish.’
Corinne Seely, Head Winemaker
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