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Sugrue South Downs Rose Ex Machina South Downs 2016

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Sugrue South Downs Rose Ex Machina South Downs 2016

  • Country- England
  • Region- South Downs
  • Grape Varieties- Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Meunier 20%
  • Alcohol by volume- 12%
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very
    ResidualSugar: 9
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75 75cl
  • Producer- Sugrue South Downs
  • Exquisite aromas of orange peel and red apple layered with hints of Viennoiserie lead to a striking palate with an effortless balance of juicy freshness and mellow ripeness. The slender palate combines creaminess and elegance, a stunning gastronomic rose.
  • Awards
    95 Pts, Falstaff, 2023


Sugrue South Downs is the personal project of celebrated English sparkling winemaker Dermot Sugrue. Sugrue has been the winemaker behind many of England's best sparkling wines for more than 10 years. Previously the winemaker at Nyetimber, he left in 2006 to establish the Wiston Estate Winery. The same year he also planted a one-hectare vineyard in Storrington Priory which has been in full production since 2009, producing the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning sparkling wine ‘The Trouble with Dreams’. In 2017, the truly exceptional ‘The Trouble with Dreams 2013’, took the top spot in the Independent English Wine Awards; in 2019, the 2014 vintage was awarded Gold at IWC and more recently, Sugrue was given the highest rating of all English producers by Hugh Johnson in his Pocket Wine Book 2020. 

The grapes come from the Jenkyn Place single vineyard, in the Hampshire Downs. The vineyard covers five hectares, of land that was previously used for cultivating hops. The vineyards sit on sheltered, chalky, south-facing slopes at 80-100 meters above sea level, with greens and soils over marlstone, making them ideal for growing high-quality grapes. The greensand topsoil at Jenkyn Place is scattered with eroded fragments of
chalk, creating a distinctive -and possibly unique- combination, which is translated into the wines. Chalky soils are associated with more gently-fruited wines of notable finesse, while greensand soils deliver a rounder fruit profile. The first vines were planted in 2004, with further vines added in 2007 and 2010. The vines are grown traditionally with double Guyot training, and sustainable methods preserve the biodiversity of the environment. The grapes are hand-picked. 

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