This latest release from Harrow & Hope is their third vintage rosé, and is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier that was 30% fermented in oak barriques. A 10% portion of Pinot Noir red wine was added for colour, with a focus on the ripeness of this component. The wine spent 30 months on lees and was disgorged in October 2018 with a dosage of 7g/l.
This is a deeper shade of rose, with opulent, ripe red cherry, strawberry and raspberry notes and hints of vanilla, spice and brioche.
Again, this has brisk acidity, but of the three sparkling rosés, it has a softer mid-taste of ripe strawberry, hints of stone fruit and creamy, soft textures.
This is so very well structured, and, like all of the Harrow & Hope wines, it has a welcoming richness that is sure to go down well as we move closer to English summer time.