The Wild Rose has an elegant nose of wild strawberry with hints of raspberry as well as soft, light notes of sweet pastry and brioche. It has a super bright and fresh palate with exuberant youth and freshness that leads to tangy cranberry and raspberry. This is quite linear and direct, but there’s a beautiful sense of purity and an almost powdery, sherbert-like texture. Give it time in the glass, and you will be rewarded.
Black Chalk is a labour of love from award-winning winemaker Jacob Leadley and family, with the eagerly-awaited inaugural 2015 vintage wines released in April 2018. Truly exceptional fruit is sourced entirely from vineyards in Hampshire, a quintessentially English landscape Jacob knows well, having been making world-class sparkling wines at Hattingley Valley since 2011.
Pairs well with shellfish, appetizers and snacks, lean fish, and aperitif.