Style: Sparkling – Non-Vintage Rosé, fruity and refreshing
Tasting Note: Strawberry fruit and citrus aromas are mirrored on the palate, the style is vibrant, refreshing leading to a deliciously fresh lengthy finish. Just the ticket for celebrating Christmas morning with a few canapés of-course!
Grape: 30% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Food Pairing: Great aperitif, delicious with seafood, poultry, cured meats and fried foods.
Producer: Digby Fine English
Founded by Trevor Clough and Jason Humphries, Digby Wine Estates produces only sparkling wines, focused on the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Grapes for the Digby range are sourced from the best vineyards in the Kent, Sussex and Hampshire area. Long-term relationships with growers are cultivated, which ensures a steady supply of high-quality fruit. It is worth noting that this is how the majority of large Champagne houses conduct their businesses, buying and blending grapes from local vignerons.
The Leander Pink NV is the official sparkling wine of Henley’s famous Leander rowing club, which has been established since the year 1818
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Residual sugar: To follow shortly.
UK Wine Awards – Gold
Sommelier Wine Awards – Gold
30% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. Impressively evolved aromas of red stone fruits and flowers, and a precise, well-made quality to the palate. Loads of rising bubbles – tantalising! – and attractive rhubarb and sour cherry elements over crisp fresh acidity. 91/100, Decanter World Wine Awards
Here’s a fabulous fizz that’s nicely packaged. There are hints of spring hedgerows and rhubarb as well as clean, pure citrus fruits plus some red cherries. It’s stylish stuff.
Jamie Goode, ‘The best fizz from England’ June 2016
“Yes, English sparkling rosé is a thing. You’ve probably heard of Nyetimber, Hambledon and Hattingley, all of whom make excellent fizzy pinks – but do you know this one, which is made from pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier grown in vineyards across the south of England, and which has just picked up a gold at the recent UK Wine Awards? A very pretty pink, with a slight tang of sushi ginger.” Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph
Serving Temperature: 8-10°C