Whilst labelled as a White Pinot, this wine has a surprising colour of pale salmon – it’s more blush rosé than white wine, but the delightful hue sets the tone for a wine that is colourful and playful throughout.
The nose is quite lively, very reminiscent of English summer fruit – fresh raspberries, red apple and cherry.
To taste, this was the freshest of the whites that we tried – a striking persistent lime citrus acidity really cuts through and demands attention.
Then those red berry flavours take hold; tangy raspberry and red currant mixed with smoother strawberry notes. Slight mineral and floral notes on the finish.
Brisk, bold but subtly tempered acidity integrates nicely with rich peachy and apricot flavours.
Notes of thyme and sage add a savoury component that would pair well with many summer dishes.
A very pure, dry expression of Bacchus but with the added lift of the light bubbles.
Impressive length with profound yeasty complexity on the finish.
A fun, fruity and playful wine with an underlying red berry fruit purity that remains firmly true to Albourne Estate's established stylistic expression.
A delicious first ever sparkling wine from Alison Nightingale's Albourne Estate.