Lyme Bay Pinot Noir Rose (Vintage 2015) A serious off-dry Rose made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This wine is a single vineyard designated bottling and its complex aromas of cherries, rosehip, strawberries and cream, tight acidity and length makes it a great food wine. Best served very lightly chilled.
Winner of the following awards: International Wine & Spirits Challenge - Bronze 2016, Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze 2016, Sommelier Wine Awards - Bronze 2016, UKVA Wine of the Year Competition - Silver 2015.
Wine Making Notes Pinot Noir grapes were hand harvested from 17th to 20th October 2015. Thanks to an Indian Summer the fruit was picked with no disease pressyre and very good ripeness levels. After a cool maceration on the skins - which develop the wine's colour and red fruit flavours - the grapes were gently pressed. Close to the end of primary fermentation, the must was co-innoculated with lactic acid bacteria for MLF. Once the desired acidity and mouth-feel was achieved, MLF was ceased through crash chilling. The wine was bottled early to maintain the fresh fruit aromas.
In 2008 Lyme Bay Winery embarked on an adventure born from passion, ambition and a dream: to make outstanding English Wines embodying Lyme Bay Winery's fruit-driven, award-winning ethos. East Devon enjoys a temperate climate with a long, warm growing season. Their search for the right land for the vineyards took a while but in 2010 they planted 26,000 vines and with hard work and dedication they were rewarded with an excellent first harvest in 2014.
Here at The Cheese Larder, South Molton we are delighted to offer you the Lyme Bay Winery range of one sparkling wine and four still English Wines and to be part of their exciting and award-winning journey.