Bird in Hand Sparkling Rosé Brut 2021 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

The incredibly simplistic front bottle label telling us that this is a ‘Sparkling’ is rather too devoid of other vital information – the fact that it’s a rosé sparkling would be useful to know. As the bottle is made from green glass the colour of the wine is hidden – which is a good thing in one way as the glass colour stops the wine inside being deteriorated by ‘light strike’. That’s when the UV rays from bright sunlight start to break down the flavours inside, which is made more easy when the bottle is made of clear glass – which rosé wines often are. Reading the back label carefully you’ll see this is made with the red grape variety Pinot Noir and classed as a ‘Blush’ wine. The dark pink colour has rather more about it than a hint of ‘blush’ and so has the flavour – brown bread and tart apple with some apricot with a light fizziness.

Type: Sparkling wine
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2021
Country: Australia
Supplier: Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Tesco
Price when reviewed: 12
What the label says: strawberry flavours and cherry aromas, lifted by a hint of floral
Alcohol %: 12.5
Format: Bottle with natural cork

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