This English Sparkling Wine has an attractive golden copper hue. It shows a delightful bouquet of ripe stone and citrus fruits lifted by floral notes. On the palate, baked apples are layered with complex notes of toasted almonds, characteristic of a generous bottle-ageing. A rich, yet beautifully balanced wine with delicate bubbles, a silky texture and a long, lingering finish. This wine is drinking well now but will undoubtedly continue to improve with bottle age. The winter preceding the 2015 growing season was a cold one which vines tend to enjoy as it encourages a well-earned rest. Spring arrived later than usual with budburst taking place in early April, thankfully avoiding the frosts. Cooler temperatures in August slowed the growing season down, resulting in a slightly later than normal veraison. By harvest time, the fruit was ripe with perfect acids and Roebuck could be incredibly exact on picking dates ensuring optimal levels of sugar, acidity and aromatics. Roebuck’s vineyards span the width of the beautiful county of Sussex, in the South of England. They are fortunate to have a variety of soil types giving them a multitude of stylistic elements to play with when it comes to blending their wines. All the fruit destined for their bottle-fermented sparkling wines is harvested by hand and whole-bunch pressed. Their Blanc de Noirs 2015 has been bottle-aged for a minimum of 48 months giving the wine additional richness, depth and complexity.
Wild strawberries, white peach and rose petal on the nose, ripe red fruits, honeysuckle palate£39.99
Scents of stone fruits and citrus, flavours of baked apples and toasted almonds£44.99
Baked apple and citrus fruits layered with toasty richness and a hint of truffle£37.99
Winners of the biggest awards - Platinums and Golds at the most prestigious international competitions£209.99