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FIRST-EVER PINOT MEUNIER ROSE

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There’s a new ‘baby vintage’ making its debut at Exton Park Vineyard this week.  Or rather, a fresh-faced teenager with rosy cheeks.

Exton Park’s 100% Pinot Meunier Rose is, we believe, the first wine of its kind in England. And is a new departure for Exton Park, and its talented winemaker Corinne Seely, thanks to the wealth of different terroirs we have here.

The wine, made entirely from the 2014 vintage – but not named as such – is an exclusive blend of the older Pinot Meunier plots in the 55 acre vineyard, planted in 2003 and onwards.

In our state-of-the-art winery each plot was vinified and kept separately to provide a wide-ranging palette when Seely created the final cuvee from this exceptional year.

We then bottled it in green glass, not only to differentiate between the current, award-winning Rose NV, but also to preserve the colour and quality of the sensitive Meunier grape and its distinctive characteristics.. It then spent 12 months ‘on the lees’ before it was disgorged earlier this year – ready for its debut in May.

The Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rose is fresh and delicate, with a wonderful floral style reminiscent of early summer.  Just the thing for May Day and beyond…..

Wine maker’s notes:

‘With a radiant pink, almost coral, colour, this Rose is attractively perfumed with notes of early jasmine and honeysuckle on the nose. Dry – at just 6.5 g/l of residual sugar – it is still surprisingly full in the mouth, displaying a gingerbread spiciness, and a fruity white peach finish.’

                                                                          Corinne Seely, Head Winemaker

Our new 100% Pinot Meunier Rose in one of the oldest and highest Pinot Meunier plots on Exton Park’s chalk slopes

Our new 100% Pinot Meunier Rose in one of the oldest and highest Pinot Meunier plots on Exton Park’s chalk slopes

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