2014 Aldwick Jubilate, Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, Traditional Method English Sparkling, Somerset
100% Pinot Noir - Pretty pale rosé, with delicate hints of wild strawberry. The palate has a soft, supple, creamy texture. This is light and elegant with a crisp dry finish, ideal for summer picnics and as an aperitif. Aged on its lees for 18 months prior to disgorgement and release.
Aldwick Court is a working farm, an events venue and a vineyard owned by Sandy Luck with longtime friend and Vineyard Manager Elizabeth Laver. Susan visited here once before some eight years ago just after the first vines had been planted and the event space just being built. It was all a bit of an experiment then, or to be more accurate a 'vision'. Well the vision has come to fruition and the development since has been impressive. On this most recent visit Susan explored a field of beautifully tended vines planted in 2010 and saw the prettily decorated room overlooking the vineyard all set up for a wedding later that day (the bride and groom have their photos taken amongst the vines!). There's a tasting room and shop now too. Best of all the wines are very pretty.