Blackbook Winery I'd Rather be a Rebel Rose 2019

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Blackbook Winery I'd Rather be a Rebel Rose 2019

Country - Great Britain

Region - English Regional Wine

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Blackbook Winery

Tasting notes - An expressive and textured dry rosé, with elements of strawberries and cream, ripe red cherry and freshly crushed raspberry coming together on the beautifully balanced palate.

Blackbook Winery I'd Rather be a Rebel Rose 2019

An expressive and complex dry rosé, with elements of
strawberries and cream, ripe red cherry and freshly
crushed raspberry, nicely textured with the right amount
of savoury richness.
Producer Note
Blackbook Winery is an urban winery located in a railway arch in Battersea, South
London. Their philosophy is simple: blending tradition with innovation. The grapes are
sourced from carefully selected growers, who have vineyards within hours of the city
and high quality grapes. Blackbook endeavours to bring the hard work of the vineyard
owners to the forefront, by creating a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the
quality and potential of producing world-class still wine in England. Focussing on
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Blackbook uses a minimalist approach, with low to zero
sulphur and natural yeasts, as they seek to reflect the vibrancy, culture and energy of
London in their wines.
Vintage
The 2019 vintage was a change of pace from the Indian summer of 2018. An early start
was followed by frost in many vineyards and a wetter than usual May. While the
weather during flowering was not ideal, June, July and August saw some exceptionally
warm weather. This above-average summer was followed by extremely wet weather in
September and October, which made picking the relatively large crop very
challenging. At Blackbook, the harvest started on 18th of October and finished on the
28th.
Vineyard
The grapes for this wine are sourced from the single vineyard ‘Crouch Valley Vineyard’,
which is situated on the coastal peninsula of the Crouch Valley in Essex, between the
Crouch and Blackwater Rivers. Planted in 2006, the vineyard is south facing to optimise
the sunlight in the capricious English climate. The soil is made up of clay, which offers
good water retention properties, nourishing the vines throughout the summer growth
period. The grapes are hand-picked into small crates and then travel the short distance
to the winery in Battersea, London.
Winemaking
The ‘I’d Rather Be a Rebel’ rosé was vinified following the philosophy of minimal
intervention. The grapes were cold soaked, then whole bunch pressed directly into 5 to
10 year old Burgundy barrels, without settling. The wine underwent fermentation with
indigenous yeast, followed by malolactic conversion with natural yeast which resulted in
a softer mouthfeel. 25% was aged in stainless steel tanks, retaining the purity of fruit,
where it received frequent lees stirring. The remaining 75% was aged for six months on
its lees in seasoned Burgundy barrels. The total maturation time was eight months.
Tasting Note
An expressive and textured dry rosé, with elements of strawberries and cream, ripe red
cherry and freshly crushed raspberry coming together on the beautifully balanced
palate.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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