Three Choirs Vineyards near Newent in Gloucestershire was one of the first to be planted with vines back in 1973. Local wine retailer Alan McKechnie started harvesting a few rows of vines on his small fruit farm and with a little help from the 1976 record summer temperatures and bumper harvest, his production began to expand. After nurturing the estate for 11 years, Alan sold up in 1984 due to poor health and John Oldacre took it on. He changed the name was changed from Fairfield Fruit Farms to Three Choirs Vineyards due largely to his connections to the Three Choirs Festival, England’s oldest choral festival.
Though John Oldacre died in 2001, the company largely remains in the hands of his family and has now expanded to 75 acres. This is large in the context of English producers, but small enough to enable careful management of viticulture and wine making. The results are award-winning wines that showcase the quality of modern English wines.
This pale, refreshing rose has gentle berry fruit aromas with a touch of cherry. To taste it is slightly off-dry but the sweetness is well balanced by fresh acidity. Lovely English summer fruit flavours are to the fore with hints of summer hedgerow. The crisp, clean finish make this ideal summer drinking as an aperitif or with fish dishes and BBQs.
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- Grape Phoenix, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, Triomphe
- Region Gloucestershire
- Vintage 2020
- ABV 11.0%
- Bottle Size 75cl
- Closure Screwcap
- In Cellar Yes