GRAPE - Pinot Précoce 67% Pinot Noir 33%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 11.5%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now.
2019 saw a good start to the growing season with plenty of sunshine and the hottest Easter Bank Holiday on record, followed by a warm, wet summer. That led to increased disease pressure during the ripening season, however, our vineyard team did excellent work ensuring the optimum quality of the fruit. The result was good yields of clean healthy grapes with excellent concentration of natural sugar and flavours.
‘An unusual yet delicate and restrained expression of Pinot Noir, made to sparkle in the traditional bottle-fermented method. Best drunk young with a summer picnic or barbecue, wonderful burst of red fruit and bright ruby colour entice you into the glass, with a clean, elegant and crisp finish that leaves your wanting more.’
The Pinot Précoce and Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked and carefully destemmed. After a four day cold soak at 4°C to extract colour, body and flavour, fermentation took place at temperatures between 25°C and 30°C for eight days, with gentle punchdowns twice a day. The wine was then pressed off the skins and 67% of the total blend was transferred into old French oak barrels where it aged for 6 months, giving the wine extra depth and structure. After bottling, the wine spent further 12 months on lees before being disgorged with a light dosage of 4g/L.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.