A style of rosé which England does very well – fairly full-bodied and baskets of red fruits, but still crisp, dry and refreshing. Aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, cherry and herbs leading to palate of red berries, currants and hints of spice on the finish. This is a lovely blend of Regent, which gives it real oomph, and Pinot Noir Précoce, that provides some finesse and elegance. Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. They have three vineyard sites in the Stroud valleys which produce a range of still white, rosé and sparkling wines. They are located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse), with a total of 45 acres under vine. Woodchester Valley was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted on their Amberley site to assess the suitability of the land for growing vines. The three sites have different soil profiles although are all predominantly limestone. The Woodchester and Amberley sites are typical of Cotswold brash – shallow soils with a high stone content overlying Oolitic limestone, particularly favourable for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. These soils are very free-draining. Their Stonehouse site has a higher clay content and deeper soils well-suited for their Bacchus vines.
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