This is our fourth Lady Elizabeth vintage released to the open market. The year started with a lovely warm March and April and we then had a decent summer and the quality of the fruit was fantastic. Harvest was wet (as it ever is!) but the carefully selected hand-harvested fruit was safely away at the beginning of October.
Our distinctive pale salmon colour sits alongside precisely defined fruit. This wine will benefit from extended cork aging, but nonetheless is also delicious right now and displays our trademark soft mousse and gentle acidity.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID:
2017 is so chiselled! Love it. Built to age with inspiring finesse and deliciously defined fruit, it’s the full gamut of citrus to peach with red fruit scintillation. A great iteration of the vineyard and one to hold on to if you have the patience. This is a very serious wine, England at the apex.
Olly Smith, Mail on Sunday @ollysmith
As elegant, refined, poised and stylish as ever.
Sam Caporn MW @themistressofwine
There is vivid freshness and more of those lovely tart berry notes that are bedded in the fine texture and kept pure by the restrained dosage. Mouth-watering, appetizing and irresistible.
Falstaff International 92 Points.
Anne Krebiehl MW @anneinvino
The colour is pale and very pretty, with a good stable foam. The nose is clean and bold showing floral notes of parma violet and strawberry coulis. The palate is well balanced with great acidity to carry the finish and a dosage to keep it in line. It’s got good weight and bags of fruit to pick through. Wild strawberries, raspberry posset and pavlova too. Forget the tea, put this with scones jam and cream!
Tommy Grimshaw @emergingvinesuk
This is one of those complex, textured rosés that always tastes as good as it looks. This wine exudes elegance and indulgence from the pull-to-open ribbon to the taste of 100% Pinot Noir richness.
The nose is superbly nuanced, with cranberry, cherry and raspberry notes, as well as hints of savoury and winter spice. To taste, the relative leanness of the 2017 vintage gives the wine a brisk, crunchy cranberry and raspberry bite, but there’s the deeper spiced cherry, almost black fruit notes and winter spice that give this wine lasting presence.
John Mobbs @greatbritishwine
This has the same peach melba/redcurrant fruit as I remember from 2016, with clarity and a nice smooth mousse. A bit of redcurrant seed grip and orange peel. A slightly tighter style in 2017, with brighter acidity, but still plenty of refinement.
Tom Hewson @sixatmospheres
Absolutely fantastic! A wonderful rose gold in the glass, citrus white peach and red berry fruits on the nose. The palate is really elegant with a little bit of brioche and tangerine peel, this has a lovely texture and a great acidity runs all the way through to a creamy, creamy finish
Brad Horne @winetimelondon
Coolhurst is – in my humble opinion – currently the best sparkling rosé producer in the whole of England.
Corinne O’Connor, Winemaker @thecorinneoconnor
KEY AROMAS AND FLAVOURS TO SEEK OUT
strawberry, cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry, cranberry, tangerine
white peach, parma violet, lemon sherbet, brioche, winter spice
DOSAGE 8 g/l