Lyme Bay Pinot Noir

£22.00

Following an exceptional autumn for ripening, our very first red is a powerful but elegant wine with balanced layers of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee beans and cherry giving way to blackcurrant and strawberry which integrate with toasty oak for a silky smooth finish.

Independent English Wine Awards 2018: GOLD

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Description

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Sourced from a single vineyard between the River Crouch and River Blackwater in Essex. The vineyard has deep gravel pits and in 2016 produced Pinot Noir at ripeness levels which were on par with what you would expect in Burgundy rather than England. The grapes were carefully hand-selected and processed by gravity before receiving 5 days of cold maceration to enhance colour stability and extract maximum flavour. The wine was pressed early to maintain the colour intensity and then racked off gross lees into François Frères barrels (60 percent in 2 year old barrels and 40 percent into 5 year old barrels) for 11 months of élevage.

Volume: 75cl
Alcholhol by volume (ABV): 12.1%

Additional information

Volume

75cl

Alchohol by volume (ABV)

12.1%