Hints of white blossom and almond on the nose. A full-bodied and elegant wine with a firm acid backbone. Complex and rewarding, this wine will continue to improve in the bottle.
A versatile white wine, which can be used as an aperitif on summer days and warm autumn moments or paired with fish and chicken dishes.
The ‘Beast from the East’ brought extremely cold spells early in the year - fortunately when our vines were still dormant. Higher daytime temperatures and a wet spring encouraged excellent early growth with little frost damage, followed by a period of very little rain or wind resulting in an uninterrupted flowering period. The summer’s sustained warm weather - high daytime temperatures and warm nights - continued well into the autumn, but the lack of rainfall was not an issue thanks to the moisture retaining qualities of our terroir. These near perfect growing conditions resulted in an excellent quality, high yield harvest with production more than double that of 2017.
100% Pinot Gris.
A mutant clone of Pinot Noir, widely grown in France where its main home is Alsace and known there as Tokay Pinot Gris. It is also grown in Germany (Grauburgunder) and Italy (Pinot Grigio). The grape is coppery pink in colour and produces wines with a delicately floral aroma.
Soil: Chalky loam with flint on South facing slope overlooking the Stour Valley
Pruned: February, using single guyot method
Harvested: 11 October 2018, hand-picked.