YEAR - 2018
GRAPE - Pinot Noir 50% Pinot Meunier 45% Pinot Précoce 5%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now, will improve and mature over the next 3-4 years.

Harvest

2018 was a great year for the English wine industry with a nearly perfect growing season - a very cold and wet winter that delayed bud burst, ideal conditions at flowering and a record-breaking long summer, resulted in high yields and excellent quality fruit with good concentration of sugars and balancing acidity.

‘There are a few vintages that mark themselves indelibly in a winemaker’s mind and 2018 was one of those. Not only for the quality of the grapes that we harvested, but for the sheer volume that came our way and ripeness.’
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

The Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes were hand-picked and gently whole-bunch pressed. Approximately 7% of the blend was fermented in 4-5 year old Burgundy barrels, adding a lovely texture and richness to the wine, and partial malolactic fermentation took place in order to soften the wine’s natural acidity. The wine spent 8 months in tank and barrel before tirage where 5% of Pinot Précoce (having been vinified as a still red) was added to enhance colour, body and flavour. The wine undergoes second fermentation in bottle and ageing on its lees for 24 months before disgorging.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
GIFT BOX BUNDLE - 1 x 75cl, 1 x Gift Box & Hand Written Gift Card 
CASE - 6 x 75cl.