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For England Rosé

The name comes from the historic label “Reserve for England Extra Dry”, which can be considered one of the first modern dry sparkling wines, since at the time (in the 20s) the other sparkling wines had more residual sugar (50/60 g/L). This wine was originally intended for the British market, from which it takes its name, that was the first one that developed a drier taste. Nowadays it’s proposed by the firm as Rosé and Blanc the Noir, both of them made with 100% Pinot Noir and pas dosé.

COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 100% Pinot Noir

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Harvest by hand with selection of the grapes in the vineyard. Pressing of the singles vineyards, short maceration with the grape peel using the must bloom only; then, fermentation in steel at controlled temperature through the use of indigenous yeast.
The tirage after about 9 months is followed by 42 months of ageing in the bottle on the yeasts. The process is concluded with the manual remuage, the disgorgement and the addition of the same wine as liqueur without adding sugar, in order to obtain a Pas Dosé wine.

TASTING NOTES: Very fine and persistent perlage.
Delicate colour that recalls the rose gold due to the short maceration. The nose expresses all the character of the Pinot Noir rosé opening with an intense floral note (rose) and red fruits (wild strawberry), which is followed by an enveloping mineral note and a note of yeasts and grapefruit.
In the mouth, this wine is smooth and fresh, thanks to the fruity notes, but at the same time, it’s a wine of character and long persistence.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2014 as Alta Langa DOCG