Sunday, 29 September 2013

Sutton Grange Ancestral Sparkling Rose 2012

This is an interesting wine that is produced by picking the grapes early and allowing the wine to spend only a short time on lees and bottle with a hint of residual sugar. The wine then goes through malo-lactic in the bottle; this allows the bubbles to develop.

 Sutton Grange Ancestral Sparkling Rose 2012

Very light or pale in colour but that doesn’t mean that this is a light on sparkling. The complexity is through the roof with savoury flavours and a slight chalky dry texture. There is no sulphur added at all but the wine is clean as a whistle with red berry flavours and slurp ability to burn.  I would recommend drinking this over a warm sunny day or at the start of the evening over the next two years as I don’t think it will get any better. That said it offers a lot right now.

Alcohol: 11%
Price: $30
Rated: 87
Drink: Now - 2015

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