This limited release comprises 59% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Meunier, and spends 43 months on its lees. The colour is a pale cerise with rose gold highlights. Plentiful, fast-moving bubbles. Expressive perfume with ruby grapefruit, strawberry and light Danish pastry as expected, but intriguing gun smoke and pink salt crystals. This layered and complex rosé with a fine, ethereal mousse carries the signature acid spine and drive, while offering generosity and depth. Lingering red fruits and textural grip are prominent through the long finish.
Clover Hill Cuvée Exceptionnelle Rosé 2016