Artelium is one of the new breed of English Wine producers that means business right away. Their first sparkling wines impressed us last year, and this rosé, made from Pinot Meunier with a dash of Pinot Noir, is the first of a trio of inaugural still wines.
With its pale salmon-skin hue, this wine has a blossoming nose of cherry blossom, grapefruit zest, cranberry and raspberry.
The palate is joyous, fruity and refreshing, with bursts of tangy red berries interspersed with crisp citrus, a touch of white pepper and perhaps even a hint of pear drops.
It’s a rosé calling for the summer, which as I write this review, looks like it is has finally returned!
This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
Brisk, crisp acidity and crunchy orchard fruit flavours, with the zing of tangy pineapple and rounder white peach flavours.