The vineyards of Denbies Estate are situated on the North Downs, in the town of Dorking, with its famous chalky soil, in a protected valley of south-facing slopes (AONB). A total of 265 acres out of the 700-acre estate have been planted to vine, commencing in 1986. This is a full-flavoured rosé, rich in colour, which benefits from the English cool climate. A vibrant nose of summer fruits leads to a palate bursting with punnets of strawberries and raspberries, a hint of toffee apple and a persistent cassis finish. The individual red grape varieties were gently pressed to achieve an elegant pink hue. Cool fermented at 15oC, the ferment was stopped before completion by refrigeration, in order to capture some of the natural sweetness in the grapes.
The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey, has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Den...Browse Wines
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