Albury, Silent Pool Rose 2018

£19.50

  • Type:

    Rose

  • Country:

    England

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 62%, Pinot Meunier 38%

  • Region:

    Surrey

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Organic:

    Yes

  • ABV:

    11%

  • Winemaker:

    Matthieu Elzinger

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

Elegant, fresh, classically pink-hued still Rose wine made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Subtle red berry and bright citrus aromas on the nose are followed by fresh summer flavours of strawberries and cream, peach and pink grapefruit on the palate. The wine is balanced by clean minerality and crisp acidity, with a long mouth-watering finish.

Ideal as a summer aperitif and al fresco dining. The acidity in the wine means it’s a perfect match for fresh, citrusy fish dishes - try local Tillingbourne trout with a lemon and crème fraiche dressing and grilled English asparagus. Soft, creamy English cheeses such as the organic Bath Soft also pair well with the crisp acidity and subtle red fruit of the wine. Take care not to overpower the delicate summer fruit flavours of this delicate rosé – light chicken and roasted vegetable dishes are also safe food matches.

 

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

The Vines were planted 2009/10 over a total of 13 acres encompassing 21,000 vines. The Soil composition is clay on chalk which is situated in the Surrey Hills AONB on the south face of the North Downs. All the grapes are hand-picked from a single vineyard and the vines are certified Organic and Biodynamic. Only 9,000 bottles were produced from the 2018 vintage the grapes were gently pressed, cold fermented for 16 days, sur lies for 5 months and cold stored.

Albury Vineyard is the result of Nick Wenman's passion for quality wine. Nick planted the vineyard in 2009 having retired from the IT industry to fulfil his dream of owning a vineyard. Nick believes that key to the success of the wines is the vineyard's commitment to organic and biodynamic principles, together with excellent winemakers and his talented vineyard manager Alex, one of the few female vineyard managers in England. Her expertise is vital to the running of the vineyard, and her dog Attila is well loved by visitors. Albury is a family-run vineyard, with Nick's daughter Lucy now part of the team and granddaughter Poppy a regular visitor (if only to visit the bee-hives and sneak a taste of the honey!)

Albury Vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey Hills, just outside Guildford on the A25 towards Dorking. The vines are the traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as some Seyval and Pinot Gris. They are committed to producing organic fruit without the use of chemicals such as herbicides and fungicides, and produce English wine of the highest quality; a still rosé and quality sparkling wines.

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Lovely and Crisp