Actor Adam Campbell & English Sparkling Wines
Wines of the Night
"A cuvée of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay made on the South Downs by Irish winemaker, Dermot Sugrue, this is a complex, toasty, savoury fizz with fine bubbles, lots of yeasty, bready autolysis and a bone dry, tapering finish." -Tim Atkin
2014 Wiston Estate Brut Rosé ($40)
Evocative redcurrant notes play on the nose. They become more intense on the palate where lively fizz lets them mix with lemon and pink grapefruit zestiness. This wine is lively and fresh but the exuberant surface is supported by a firm and taut structure of subtle autolysis that provides the perfect backdrop for all the tart, refreshing berry fruit. It offers freshness, joy and verve in one tidy, neat package. Lovely now, it will develop.
"Pretty color like Victoria plums. Plenty of red fruit on the nose and a touch reductive (smoky) on the palate at the moment. Tight, excellent freshness and drive to a long finish. At the moment the slight sweetness appears at the very end - needs a little more time in bottle." -Jancis Robinson