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Matt Gregory The Ancestral Pink
£22.53

Matt Gregory

Matt Gregory The Ancestral Pink

Country: England
Region: Leicestershire
Grape: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Pinot Gris
Colour: Sparkling Rosé
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 11%
Vintage: 2020

Production: 445 bottles
Vegan friendly
"Mid orangey pink. Quite subtle on the nose. Bone dry, finely tannic, with, like the white, a subtle fizz. Some peachy fruit. Light and refreshing but with hidden substance. Drink 2021-2023" 16 points, Julia Harding MW

Working as a wine merchant in England for more than 20 years, Matt Gregory eventually started making his own wines in Sussex and in New Zealand, where he worked alongside Theo Coles (of The Hermit Ram in North Canterbury).

Matt’s wines originate both from England and Italy, and are all labelled as ‘The English Winemaker’. He has a natural approach to winemaking and allows the different terroirs to express themselves.

The English wines are produced from grapes grown at the organically farmed Walton Brook Vineyard (two hectares, south facing) on the Leicestershire Wolds. Soil includes 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone (mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell) overlain with two million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

The Italian wines come from Villa Giada in Piedmont, grapes are sustainably farmed, no synthetic herbicides or pesticides are used.

The Ancestral Pink is an English, dry, lightly sparkling rosé.

The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes are carbonically macerated for 10 days, giving the wine bright strawberry and cherry notes. They are then pressed in a traditional basket press and fermented in separate vessels (with the addition of a Pied de Cuve culture started in the vineyard 10 days before). The wine is blended before bottling and some of its reserved juice is added; unfined, unfiltered and no additional sulphur.

PRODUCER NOTES

Working as a wine merchant in England for more than 20 years, Matt Gregory eventually started making his own wines in Sussex and in New Zealand, where he worked alongside Theo Coles (of The Hermit Ram in North Canterbury).

Matt’s wines originate both from England and Italy, and are all labelled as ‘The English Winemaker’. He has a natural approach to winemaking and allows the different terroirs to express themselves.

The English wines are produced from grapes grown at the organically farmed Walton Brook Vineyard (two hectares, south facing) on the Leicestershire Wolds. Soil includes 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone (mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell) overlain with two million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

The Italian wines come from Villa Giada in Piedmont, grapes are sustainably farmed, no synthetic herbicides or pesticides are used.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

The Ancestral Pink is an English, dry, lightly sparkling rosé.

The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes are carbonically macerated for 10 days, giving the wine bright strawberry and cherry notes. They are then pressed in a traditional basket press and fermented in separate vessels (with the addition of a Pied de Cuve culture started in the vineyard 10 days before). The wine is blended before bottling and some of its reserved juice is added; unfined, unfiltered and no additional sulphur.