Still Pinot Noir 2020

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2020 may not have been a good year for mankind, but it was a great year for grapes in England. During the hot summer of the lockdown, we identified a parcel of Pinot Noir from one of our long term growers in Kent and carried out some additional work in the vineyard to ensure maximum ripeness of the fruit. The grapes came in super ripe and we decided that this was the year to make a red wine to add to our range. Only two thousand bottles were made from 8 barrels of Pinot Noir. Fermented on its skins to extract the colour, flavours and tannins we then pressed off to old Burgundy barrels and aged the wine for 12 months. Bright and juicy red fruits – cherry and raspberry flavours backed up by very subtle tannins and a hint of oak.

We can’t promise to replicate this every year, the English weather does not always give us the conditions to enable this –  rest assured the grapes don’t go to waste, we need less ripe fruit to make our award-winning sparkling Rose so in less favourable conditions we can simply make more of the bubbles instead!

YEAR - 2020
GRAPE - Pinot Noir 100%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 11%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Perfect for drinking now and for the next 2-3 years.

Harvest

Spring frosts in late April and early May slightly reduced the crop for some of our vineyard sites. We then saw an almost perfect growing season with ideal weather conditions throughout: unseasonably warm weather from late spring and into summer, a few days of rain in August and a mini heatwave in September, led to the earliest harvest in our history with little disease pressure and great, clean fruit, bursting with flavours and superb levels of ripeness. The drier than average season meant that bunch weight were smaller, so the overall yield was lower than 2018 and 2019 – a blessing after two such bumper years.

‘A delicate red wine bursting with aromas and flavours of red cherries and smoky notes, accented by hints of dark chocolate. The fine tannins and balanced acidity provide an elegant structure and silky finish.
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked 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 punch downs twice a day. The wine was then pressed off the skins and transferred into old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. This softens the acidity and tannins to allow integration of complex oak flavours. It spent 12 months ageing in old oak barrels before being filtered and bottled.

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.

Still Pinot Noir 2020

A delicate red wine bursting with aromas and flavours of red cherries and smoky notes, accented by hints of dark chocolate. The fine tannins and balanced acidity provide an elegant structure and silky finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Best enjoyed with venison stew or vegetable ragù, the Pinot Noir is the perfect choice to put your feet up for a quiet night in or a dinner party favourite when entertaining friends.

Still Pinot Noir 2020 Tasting Notes.

Still Pinot Noir 2016

Still Pinot Noir 2016 Tasting Notes.

Hattingley Happiness

We are confident in the wines produced here at Hattingley so we wanted to give you peace of mind with our Hattingley Happiness Guarantee. If for any reason, you don’t like any of the wines in your case, you are welcome to return the rest of the case to us for a refund on any unopened bottles.

Please contact us on 01256 389188 or email us here.

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Customer Reviews

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Valerie H.

Xmas present so cannot comment yet

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PV
Delicious Pinot

Lovely balanced Pinot with a touch of berries.

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D J.O.
Great wine, great delivery service.

Always a pleasure to receive a parcel of English wines from one of the finest producers. The lovely Rose and Fabulously light, floral and zesty Grand Duchess were a real treat.

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Tony B.
Pinot Noir in the sunshine

A lovely bottle of Pinot Noir from Hattingley sat out in the sun with barbecued tuna to accompany it. English red wine at its best thank you!

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Andrea V.
First red from Hattingley

Very good red wine.

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Based on 5 reviews
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V
Valerie H.

Xmas present so cannot comment yet

P
PV
Delicious Pinot

Lovely balanced Pinot with a touch of berries.

D
D J.O.
Great wine, great delivery service.

Always a pleasure to receive a parcel of English wines from one of the finest producers. The lovely Rose and Fabulously light, floral and zesty Grand Duchess were a real treat.

T
Tony B.
Pinot Noir in the sunshine

A lovely bottle of Pinot Noir from Hattingley sat out in the sun with barbecued tuna to accompany it. English red wine at its best thank you!

A
Andrea V.
First red from Hattingley

Very good red wine.