"I consider to be one of our most exciting releases to date. We may have 40% less, but I reckon you get 40% more in your glass in sheer concentration and character. 2019 was quite a bizarre year that had a lot of heat, but also a lot of rain at times, especially at harvest. This seemed to favour the early ripening Pinot Noir and Meunier, which we got in before the rain and whose characters dominate the style of our 2019 wines. In that sense it has a number of similarities to 2015 which was another great Pinot year. Because of that this Rosé has immense structure, texture and depth and at the time of writing feels like a coiled spring that’s ready to pop when summer finally get’s here. Saying that it’s certainly one of those wines that will reward those patient enough to put some bottles aside, a hard job I know for our Rosé lovers."
A perfect aperitif or try with shellfish.
Over half a million years, their part of the Chiltern Hills has been shaped by the retreating Thames, leaving behind an environment ideal for creating world-class sparkling wine. Alas, the same flint rocks that make their single vineyard estate a dream for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, also make it a nightmare to work and cultivate – as two broken harrows testify. But then nothing worth treasuring ever came easy.
Grown, picked and expertly blended by the same team on the same site, each glass of Harrow & Hope is a tribute to traditional method viticulture and winemaking, to the unique characteristics of Marlow and to the spirit of adventure.