Charles Palmer Vineyards is a family run wine estate at Winchelsea in East Sussex. 5 hectares were planted in 2006 specifically with the aim of producing wines of the highest standard. Production is small and meticulous. Every effort is made to ensure only the best grapes are produced and selected according to the family’s exacting standards. The result is a small and exciting collection of vintage wines, each vintage is unique and characterful in its own way.
The vintage Rosé Brut is made from one parcel of Pinot Noir grapes. The grapes are low yielding Burgundy clones that are of exceptional quality. We macerate the grapes and let them stand in the vat for 48 hours before pressing. This allows some tannins and colour to bleed out of the grape skins, which gives the wine its’ amazing ripe red berry flavours, of cherry, strawberry, and loganberry. Sparkling rosé and rosé Champagne are normally made, simply by making a standard white wine, and then adding red wine to it at bottling. The Grand Marques of the champagne region however use this maceration method, otherwise known as the saignée method.