25 Aug 2006

Cider with Rosie

THIS IS Wickham Vineyard's Sparkling Pink '04 [£21, Wickham], tasted at the modern, clean winery yesterday afternoon. A Cider with Rosie cheeky little, lithe, spicy girl with a rush of gentle bubbles. 100p/c Dornfelder, this year's harvest is looking grand, particularly so the red varieties, Dornfelder, Rondo and Pinot Noir, which even had a slight sweetness when tasted off the vine.
As discussed earlier, the Fumé (Bacchus and Reichensteiner) is another of my favourites, shipped in annual consignments of 4,000 bottles to the House of Commons.