Dunleavy Extra Brut 2018 - Sparkling Red - Somerset - England
Dunleavy is a progressive Somerset winery located in the heart of the Yeo Valley in Wrington near Bristol. Made by the dynamic Ingrid Bates - runner-up as English Winemaker of the Year 2013. Much paler than the first vintage of 2017 sparkling red & brimming with youthful verve. Scents of raspberry and sage and flavours of summer fruit pavlova and snappy fruit.
This is a sparkling Rondo from Somerset with low dosage, low sulphur and low intervention, and it’s really quite delicious. The colour is light ruby red, the nose is a mixture of ripe red cherry, raspberry and hints of blackcurrant.
It has a brisk, clean, dry palate, almost like a deep, dark rosé, with some lovely crunchy red fruit, tangy cranberry and pink grapefruit peel. Good long finish and it stands up really well to a meaty food pairing too.
100% Rondo grapes
Low Sulphur (Total free 42 mg/L)
This is a low intervention wine so may contain a few small, harmless and natural crystals.