This is a complex Saignée Rosé, capturing red berries and spice from the predominantly Pinot Noir base, lifted by a hint of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
It has bready notes initially on the nose, with light flavours of raspberry and redcurrant on the palate leading to a zesty lift of pink grapefruit and a long, refreshing finish.
Single vineyard: Hobdens Vineyards LLP
Time on lees: 30 months minimum
Clones: Primarily Dijon/Burgundy clones selected for flavour. Some Champagne clones for structure.
Soil: Clay over sandstone with ironstone shale beds
Aspect: Almost due south | Slope: 5%
Microclimate: Sheltered, especially from westerly weather systems by the bulk of Crowborough Hill (highest point in East Sussex)
Elevation: Centre: 74.66 m | Range: 73.02m to 76.14