2019 Rosé de Saignée, Everflyht, Sussex
The first single estate sparkling wine to be produced at Everflyht, the Rosé de Saignée 2019 is a blend of hand-picked Pinot Noir and Meunier. The Saignée method of rosé production is more complicated than adding red wine into the blend, it extracts colour from a short period of skin contact, in this 1st release, just 12 hours was enough to get the colour and richness of fruit. Packed full of summer fruits and a wonderful creamy and fresh brioche note on the nose . The palate is fruit driven with notes of ripe red cherry, sweet wild strawberry and a soft backbone of cream. A light acidity is balanced with a rounded mouth feel that gives the wine weight and an elegant finish.