Balfour rose

Dry Rosé, "1503" NV

Balfour 1503 by Hush Heath Estate

Delicate rose petal pink color with a nose of bright citrus, wild strawberry and dried herbs. The palate is full of refined red berry fruit, pink grapefruit and lively acidity balanced with a touch of sweetness on the finish. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif but also stands up well to robust food pairings as well. This pair of non-vintage wines, a rosé and a white, appear under the ‘1503’ label, a reference to the date when the estate’s historic manor house was built. Made from the property’s younger vineyards and with a slightly higher dosage than the original Balfour wines, these offer a very approachable yet still refined English fizz experience.

Country:
England
Region:
Southeast England
Appellation/ava:
Kent
Vineyard designation:
Hush Heath Estate
Vintage:
NV
Wine type:
Sparkling
Grape:
70% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Meunier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
Méthode Champenoise
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
11.5
Closure:
Caged cork
Case production:
3300

Reviews

  • "90 points. Totally subtle and captivating notions of strawberry and rhubarb, embedded in autolytic pastry notes promise pleasure. The palate is full of friendly fruit flavors: strawberries and red-cheeked apples. The dosage accentuates the fruit while autolysis rounds everything out. This is a joyful, whistle-clean and fruit-forward, pale sparkler that is totally enlivening." (Wine Enthusiast)

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