AMBRIEL HUZZAH ROSÉ
The Huzzah Rosé is perfect for celebrations. Almost any excuse will do – birthdays, engagements, sunshine, Wednesdays – you name it. If its important to you, we want you to celebrate. As Catherine and Peter repeated said in ‘The Great’ – ‘Huzzah!’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235759/
We’ll cheer any reason to look at the world through Rosé-tinted glasses.
First, its the sound of celebration. Huzzah!
Secondly, its aural pun on the Hussars. As you might have noticed, we love puns.
That’s why you’ll find ‘Huzzah!’ on all our corks too.
The Hussars famously roamed SO quickly across Europe that they did not even have time to dismount from their steeds to pop the cork of a bottle of fizz. Even delicious fizz. Instead, at full gallop, they would seize a bottle, lop off the cork with a sabre and charge off to the next battlefield. They were swashbuckling, swaggering, romantic figures full of derring-do.
If you’d like to try sabrage at home (presumably without the horse, but we wouldn’t like to be prescriptive) then you’ll find full instructions here: https://ambrielsparkling.com/2016/01/13/sabrage/
The short version is:
- Chill your bottle until its very cold. Cold enough to make the glass brittle.
- remove the foil and muzzle. Keep your thumb on the cork to avoid premature evacuation.
- balance the bottle at 40 degrees away from you by inserting the thumb of your non-dominant hand into the punt.
- Identify the manufacturers seam in the glass.
- slide your sabre (or other implement) up the glass seam and through the top of the bottle. A bit like a golf swing – don’t prepare to stop. Et Voila! Sabrage.
- Resist the temptation to drink from the bottle. That cut glass will cut your mouth. Pour in a glass to enjoy.
ONE OF THE TENTH
Oddly, one of Charles’s relatives – a lady named Frances – would dress up as a Hussar in 1829, with ‘busby, pelisse, shabrack and sabretache’ . She would ride side-saddle in her long skirt ‘sporting a splendid set of moustaches’. There are reports of Officers who drew level ‘staring across in amazement’.
You don’t have to dress up to enjoy this wine, but please go ahead if you feel the urge.
OENO NERD DETAILS
For those of you who like to keep track of the stats, this vibrant pink English Sparkling Rosé is made in the Traditional Method from single estate grapes. It overbrims with summer strawberries and raspberries, and has a stimulating zesty ebullience in spite of its significant lees ageing.
- Blend: 59% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay & 15% Pinot Meunier
- Traditional Method
- single estate
- 68 months on the bottle lees (over 5 years)
- only 11% alcohol
At last – the sunshine has arrived.
C’mon Barbie, let’s go party!