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Tillingham Petillant Rose 2018

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One Line Description Tillingham Petillant Rose 2018, natural production, conventional but low intervention farming, funky style pink Pet Nat, very smashable.
Production Method Natural
Country England English
Region Sussex, England
Producer Tillingham
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Pet Nat
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend Pinot Noir (66%), Chardonnay (23%), Ortega (10%), Pinot Meunier (1%)
Alcohol 10.5% abv
Terroir Grapes from different growers in Kent and Sussex from a mix of clay and sandy soils
Total Sulphur Level Below 50 mg/l
Maturation 60% of wine aged in foudre for 4 months
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Drink young
Production Detail Low Intervention Farming, 45 hl/ha no chemical intervention, Whole bunch pressing and destemmed crushed grapes which were macerated, no disgorging, no dosage, tiny amount of sulphur, lightly sparkling. Pet Nat Style second fermentation in bottle.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Slight Fizz/Petillant, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered


Tillingham Petillant Rose 2018, natural production, conventional but low intervention farming, dry funky style pink Pet Nat, very smashable. Some nutty, red fruit aromas alongside a biscuit-bready character. Persistent but gentle bubbles support a medium palate with a smidgen of elusive oak character. Ideal cool with some cheesy, salami, olivey, sour dough bits and pieces, 1 bottle, 20 minutes!

Tillingham is a fantastic project run by Ben Walgate in East Sussex. It is situated off a winding country lane on a slope leading down to the Tillingham River which meanders down to Rye. Ben has already set about using organic compost across his five acres, and he plans to introduce sheep onto the land in the spring to help naturally control cover crop and weeds. He's even experimenting with biodynamic preparations (such as 500) so as to improve the health of his soil. Now here's a man who's serious about natural wine making!  In all Ben has planted around 10,000 plants including thirteen English and International grape varieties. His style is experimental, preferring natural methods and a 'try-it-and-see' approach, which is yielding some great results from this budding winemaker.  Great to see such passion and instinct from English wineries.

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