New Hall Vineyards Crouch Valley English Sparkling Rosé 2019


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The Taste

This Traditional Method English Sparkling Rosé is made from a blend of noble grape varieties gently pressed to extract the highest quality juice. Summer berry flavours prevail, supported by rich cassis, creamy characters enhanced by a lively mousse.

The Corky Verdict

Amy – This is a lovely sparkling wine and it really showcases the best of Essex wine making. Crisp, dry and refreshing, bursting with red berry fruit with a crisp finish.

Sam – Summer in a glass! This Brut Rosé would make for the perfect aperitif.

The Facts

  • Bubbles
  • Pairs with: Aperitif
  • Year: 2019
  • Category: Dry
  • Location: River Crouch, Essex, England
  • Percentage: 12.5% ABV

The Producer

The village of Purleigh and the wider Crouch Valley is arguably the most historic and important wine growing region in the UK

The first vineyard in Purleigh, Essex was planted in 1120 AD, and according to the local Parish records, only 500 yards from where New Hall Vineyard stands today. It covered three acres of land on the southern-facing slopes by All Saints Church.

The first vines were planted at New Hall Farm by Bill and Sheila Greenwood in 1969, with 850 Reichensteiner vines.

New Hall has the oldest Bacchus vines in the UK, with the first 2250 Bacchus vines planted by Bill and his son Piers in 1977. New Hall now supplies over 25% of all Bacchus in the UK and some of the grapes are also sold to other vineyards in Kent, Cornwall and Sussex.

In 2016, New Hall Vineyards is awarded the UKVA Winemaker of the Year 2016 and proudly produce wines that win four out of the six regional wine competition trophies. All together, New Hall Vineyards is awarded 2 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals at the UKVA Awards, and over half a dozen Silver Medals at the EAVA Awards. The Bacchus Fume also wins a gold medal at the Independent Wine Awards competitions.

In 2020, the purchase of a new larger press and an additional 37,000litres of tanks the gradual expansion of the winery continued.  The 2020 harvest was challenging however over 235 tonnes of fruit was handpicked in record time.  The newly released Bacchus Fume NV picked up a gold award at the 2020 IEWA competition along with a Silver award for the 2019 Bacchus Reserve.