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Fox & Fox "Expression" Saignee Rose Brut 2013

Fox & Fox "Expression" Saignee Rose Brut 2013

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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.

Runner up in the Sparkling Winemaker of the Year competition at the prestigious Sommelier Wine Awards (only beaten by Taittinger!), Fox & Fox are a husband and wife boutique wine making team close to the ancient village of Mayfield in East Sussex, at the heart of the exploding English Sparkling Wine's most famous region.

Vintage:  2013
Winemaking: Traditional Method | Steel tank & Bottle Fermentation | Un-filtered

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