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Lyme Bay Brut Rosé 2014 Sparkling Wine

The Experience

Drink When...
You've made an interesting discovery
Listen To...
Fossils - Acid
Think About...
Gently does it
Drink With...
Razor clams

The Oddbins Take

Given finding them usually involves whacking a rock with a hammer, it's a miracle any fossils remain intact. Especially delicate ones, like the echinoderms and crinoids. Then they have to be carefully cleaned, too.

With this in mind, a group of paleontologists based near Devon's Jurassic coast developed a preparation that would help. It took years, but finally they had it. A liquid with just enough acidity to break down excess rock, and a playful little fizz to lift the particles, leaving the specimen perfectly exposed. Needless to say, a celebration ensued. Actually, with such aplomb things got a little fuzzy. It was only after the toast was offered and glasses drained they realised they'd drunk the special mixture. Happily, being grape-based, no ill effects were suffered. On the contrary, they use it less and less for cleaning fossils now...

Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 5 Years
Diam Cork
Bottle Size
Residual Sugar
10.2 g/l


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Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014 English Sparkling Wine

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