It’s great to see Greyfriars Vineyard diversifying and continue to experiment with new wines in their range. This wine is their first ever still rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir Precoce from their most recent plots planted in 2014.
The wine has a lovely colour to it with copper and light pink tints. A fresh light nose of redcurrant, cherry and strawberry with slight hints of pepper and citrus.
To taste, this is a classically dry English rosé, with quite a tangy cranberry and raspberry flavour up front. Ripe strawberry and cherry notes then start to come out, with a hint of zesty citrus keeping it dry and fresh throughout.
The wine also has a surprising length, with a drying cranberry finish.
A really competent first rosé from Greyfrairs, and one that continues in the vein of their sparkling wines which offer exceptional dryness combined with precise fruit character.
Visceral and expressive, with aromas of red apple, ginger and aromatic spiced notes.
Green apple, citrus, white peach, and a flinty minerality with a light textured nuttiness.
Lots of tangy cranberry and raspberry red berry flavours with a big hit of grapefruit tang.
WOTM February 2019 Packed full of character; crisp orchard fruit leads to fuller notes of honeyed apricot and delicious biscuit notes.
Crisp green apple and citrus flavours with flesh peach and textural oak spiciness.
Quite simply the best, most grown-up wine that has been released to date from the rising stars of Surrey. Very exciting!