Pinot Noir 2018

Coming soon - a delicate yet firm, silky and rich red wine

Price
£13.95 - a bottle (still maturing … but will be on sale later this year)

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Chartham Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Wine Facts - Pinot Noir 2018

This wine is pale crimson in colour and displays Morello cherry and vanilla characters on the nose. The palate is delicate yet firm, silky and rich with a long finish.

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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 Noir.
The name is derived from the French word for pine and black, alluding to the highly clustered pinecone-shaped bunches of dark red fruit, (as opposed to the coppery pink colour of Pinot Gris). It is a thin-skinned grape which has proved temperamental to grow in certain soil and climate conditions, but can produce a very appealing light, fruity wine with low tannins.

Soil: chalky loam with flint on South facing slope overlooking the Stour Valley
Pruned: February 2018, using single guyot method
Harvested: 3 October 2018, hand-picked.

John Worontschack and Mathieu Elzinga of Litmus Wines

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