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Yorkshire’s longest established vineyard, Leventhorpe, near Leeds, has just launched its first rosé sparkling wine – the first produced in Yorkshire – to celebrate the end of a successful year for the UK.
Leventhorpe ‘Salmon Blush’ 2010 was recently launched from the vineyard and released to selected local stockists in time for Christmas and end of year celebrations. The wine is the latest addition to the vineyard’s range of still and sparkling white wines, some of which have gained a number of competition awards over the years. It also marks the 10thanniversary since the vineyard’s first sparkling white wine was introduced.
Delicate pink in hue, the fizz is produced from Seyval Blanc, with the addition of red Triomphe and Pinot Noir to the fermentation. All the grapes were grown on Leventhorpe’s 5 acre vineyard, located within the boundaries of the City of Leeds.
The wine produces a creamy mousse of tiny bubbles, lifting a delicate strawberry, brioche and biscuit nose, leading to a refreshing palate with a hint of apples and honey. The wine retails at around £20-25.
“The launch of our latest wine comes at a timely end to a successful year for us all in the UK, and we can think of no better way to celebrate this year than with a lovely pink sparkling wine,” commented George Bowden, owner and winemaker at Leventhorpe Vineyard. “There’s nothing like a lovely, delicate pink hue in a fizz to lift the spirits, and our sparkling pink will go wonderfully well with Christmas goodies, such as smoked salmon.”
Leventhorpe was established in 1985 and has been producing “fine wine since ’89” within the boundaries of the City of Leeds.
For more information on the wine and availability, please contact George or Janet Bowden on tel: 0113 288 9088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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