Hush Heath Estate Balfour 1503 Rosé


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Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points- Only the merest touch of citrus zest appears on the wine’s nose, which does not want to give much away. The palate then adds a kind of powdery, buffered red apple fruit to the vivid, pervasive freshness. All about this is slender, taut, brisk and oh so fresh. The finish is dry and moreish with more of that citrus pithiness.

While its flagship vintage rosé has secured Hush Heath a firm place among England’s top wine producers, the estate recently introduced a second tier of traditional method sparkling wine. 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.

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.

Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Meunier