The English Winemaker. The Ancestral Pink
Wine of England
Grapes Pinot Noir (50%) Pinot Gris (50%)
The carbonic fruit is evident in a strawberry shoelace style fruit and a touch of cherryade, it is joyful but not slight. 11%
(very nicely reveiwed behind Jancis Robinson's paywall)
Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were carbonically macerated separately for 10 days. They were then pressed in a traditional basket press and alcoholic fermentation happened in separate vessels. Fermentation was kick started by the addition of a Pied de Cuve culture that we started in the vineyard 10 days previously. Some of its reserved juice was returned to the blended wine just prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without being fined or filtered and no additions were made (no added sulphur).
Production 445 bottles