Sea Pink Furleigh Estate
- Dorset, England
- Furleigh Estate
- Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Rondo
From Salway Ash, a delicious, ripe, fruity blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Rondo. Strawberries and cream on nose and palate.
A pretty, off-dry rosé bursting with the taste of summer. It has a stunning hue of crushed cranberries and long legs. Heady scents of peony mingle with summer fruits including strawberries, red cherry and a hint of crab apple. The palate is fruit-ladened and bursting with succulent flavours of juicy red fruits. Raspberry and redcurrant marry pomegranate and tangerine with just a hint of sweetness to compliment the fruit. It bursts into life on the palate and shows good vibrancy on the finish.
Perfect served with slightly chilled with seafood such as lobster or garlic king prawns. Delicious with tuna fish tartare or fresh local crab. Nice served with antipasti such as tomato bruschetta, herb-infused olives, tapenade on crostini or olive-bread drizzled with pomegranate molasses. A great accompaniment to cured meats, charcuterie, patés and terrines.
Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland. The area is teaming with wildlife; buzzards fly overhead; deer, pheasants and partridge roam the vineyard, while heron fish regularly from the lakes to which our resident geese return each Spring.
Four years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery.
Over 22,000 vines grow on the south facing slopes of the Estate. 15,000 of these are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meurnier used to produce our classic quality sparkling wines. Bacchus and Rondo are also grown to produce fine still wines.
A 5,000 square foot winery was built in 2007. This now accommodates a specialist pneumatic press, designed to carry out the very gentle whole bunch pressing required for quality sparkling wines. Temperature controlled stainless steel tanks from Italy and Germany, oak barrels from Cognac and riddling and dosage machinery from Epernay in France complete the major equipment.
A temperature controlled cellar provides the ideal conditions to store still wines and mature sparkling wines on their lees, so as to develop the best flavours and mousse possible.