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Wiston Estate Rose 2011 English Sparkling Wine 75cl
This vintage is now exhausted. The latest vintage is 2014.
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Wiston use no herbicides on their soil and still utilise the traditional Coquard press, one of only four outside of France and the only one of its kind in the UK. With a large surface area and exceptionally gentle pressing, the Coquard enables extraction of the very highest quality juice and combined with Wiston's minimum intervention winemaking, the end product best reflects its vineyard origin and the characteristics of the vintage. Now led by famous winemaker Dermot Sugrue, Wiston are one of the frontrunners in the English sparkling wine industry.
Cellar Master: Dermot Sugrue
Winery Location: South Downs | West Sussex, England
Annual Production (bottles): Undisclosed
Weather: In 2011, buds started swelling in early April, almost three weeks earlier than in 2010. May was dry with below-average rainfall. The months of July and August were mediocre with below-average temperatures and sunshine. However, a mini-heatwave in late-September and October saw grape growers record the highest sugar levels for many years in all varieties. As such, 2011 finished as one of the best years for English grapes in living memory.
News Article: Wiston Estate Rosé 2011 placed sixth in our comprehensive rosé blind tasting in February 2017. Read the full write-up here.
Grape Varieties: 57% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 2 years on the lees
Disgorged: August 2013
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: Now to 2022
Tasting Note: Light pink colour and the initial impression is very ripe summer fruits, peaches and raspberry character. On the palate, lots of raspberry and hints of rhubarb flavours shine through. With quite high acidity, this is very drinkable.
Wiston Estate Rosé 2011 is presented in an individual branded gift box (as shown in the picture on the left).
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Wiston Estate History
The Wiston Estate has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743. Its 6,000 acres straddle the chalky slopes of the South Downs. The vineyards planted in 2006 are situated on the south-facing chalk slopes of the South Downs and the three traditional varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are sited on a peri-glacial dry river valley on the Upper Cretaceous Chalk, which closely resembles the physical and chemical composition of the world-renowned Côte des Blancs in Champagne.
There are no herbicides sprayed on the soil and Wiston use the traditional Coquard press, one of only four outside of France and unique to the UK. Its large surface area and exceptionally gentle pressing enables extraction of the very highest quality, so they can maximise the purity of the juice, followed by minimum intervention in the winemaking process so the wine can best reflect its vineyard origin.
The bottle label was inspired by the story of two families coming together. It combines the colour and intensity of Pip’s South African nature with Harry’s family heritage and English design. The intricate detail replicates the plasterwork of the Great Hall at Wiston House, commissioned by Sir Charles Goring in the mid-18th century, with an eagle carrying the ribbon of grapes and flowers.