Wiston Estate Fifty Summers Rose 2022
Wiston Estate Fifty Summers Rose
Region: West Sussex, England
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Fifty Summers is made from the highest quality Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir fruit, selected from our own vines at Wiston and our partner grower in Kent. It bursts with fresh, juicy cherries and summer red currants, with delicate hints of peach blossom and white pepper.
Wines have been grown on the soft chalk slopes of the South Downs around the Wiston Estate since Roman times, some 2,000 years ago. The current winery was inspired Pip Goring’s arrival at the estate in 1972 and her dream to plant a vineyard that would evoke memories of her childhood in South Africa’s Western Cape. With the support of family and the perseverance of her Huguenot ancestors, Pip’s dream became a reality. In 2006, the Goring family planted a south-facing 16-acre site with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay vines. In the same year, Harry and Pip’s son Richard moved back to the Estate with his wife, Kirsty. Having worked on small scale organic farms in western Canada, they brought with them the desire to invest for the long term in the soil and the community. Pip’s dream, which was as much about bringing people together as it was about making wine, has now become a reality and fifteen years after the vineyards were first planted the Wiston Estate’s team of growers and winemakers, which has doubled in size, has become a dynamic focal point for its ever-growing community.