The Première Cuvée Rosé Dosage Zero NV (100% Pinot Meunier with 48 months on lees) is a bold wine; there is certainly nothing quite like this coming from England at the moment. Think plum skin, crabapple jelly and wild red cherry jam, touched by savoury nuances like tar and even dried leaves. There is a touch of light marmalade and set-honey development here too. This has avoided bitterness or extraction on the palate, normally so noticeable in very dry Rosés – some roundness and creaminess fills out the mid palate and keeps the wine moving before a gentle hedgerow tartness closes it off. Drink soon after release.
Date Tasted : 30/07/2019