The English Winemaker The Ancestral Red from Leistershire Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris dry semi-sparkling red wine PetNat made by Matt Gregory

The English Winemaker. The Ancestral Red

  • 2500

Wine of England
Grapes  70%Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Gris

It is red and it is fizzy, it is an English Autumnal country walk (hips, haws, sloes) in a glass, it would have made a cracking still wine in retrospect but that is the beauty of hindsight.  10.5%

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Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented together. Fermentation was kick started by the addition of Pied de Cuve culture that we started in the vineyard 10 days previously. The ferment was treated very gently throughout and not plunged or pumped over and was pressed out in a traditional basket press when alcoholic fermentation had finished. Some of its reserved juice was blended back into the wine prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without being fined or filtered and no additions were made (no added sulphur).

Production 318 bottles

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