Lyme Bay Brut Rosé 2014 Sparkling Wine

£28.00

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...

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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...


Lyme Bay winery is based on the East Devon border and has been making award-winning wines for over 20 years. In 2007 they began their English wine project and released their first vintage in 2015, always working with the notion of 'quality first'. Working closely with a selection of growers across the South of England allows the winery to experiment with new grapes and styles to create a variety of wines that represent the diverse range of terroirs.


All grapes sourced to use in Lyme Bay's wines are hand-picked in the vineyards and all of their sparkling wines undergo secondary fermentation and maturation in the bottles, following traditional methods. All of their sparkling wines are further aged under cork and for this reason, each bottle has the handwritten date of disgorgement on the label.


Winemaker Liam Idzikowski grew up in Ireland but is familiar with the wine industry in England, having achieved his first class BSc Hons degree in Viticulture and Oenology. He has worked on several vineyards across the UK such as Hush Heath, Kingscote, Camel Valley and Langham in addition to working on vineyards in California, Australia, South Africa and France. Liam has won several awards for his sparkling wines and aims to continue producing award winning still and sparkling wines whilst working with Lyme Bay.


This sparkling Rosé is made using 100% Pinot Noir grapes using a method that involves blending a small portion of Pinot Noir red wine with their Blanc de Noirs cuvée base wine. The grapes used for the wine are Burgundy-clone Pinot Noir grown in their Soutcote Vineyard, East Devon. Blending a red wine with a white cuvée allows Lyme Bay to create a classy and fruit driven Sparkling Rosé. The palate is driven by redcurrant and wild strawberry flavours whilst honey, hints of brioche and almond add richness to the wine.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.