Blackbook Winery Pinot Noir Nightjar 2019

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Blackbook Winery Pinot Noir Nightjar 2019

Country - Great Britain

Region - English Regional Wine

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Blackbook Winery

Tasting notes - Reminiscent of old-world Pinot Noir, the Nightjar shows elements of sour and black cherries, blackcurrant with delicate hints of violet. It marries ripe fruit with sweet spice and black pepper while refined tannins lend structure through to a long, savoury finish.

Blackbook Winery Pinot Noir Nightjar 2019

Reminiscent of good traditional Burgundy, this rich, silky
and spicy wine has a lovely perfume of red fruits,
impressive and rich. 


Producer Note
Blackbook Winery is an urban winery located in a railway arch in Battersea, South
London. Their philosophy is simple: blending tradition with innovation. The grapes are
sourced from carefully selected growers, who have vineyards within hours of the city
and high quality grapes. Blackbook endeavours to bring the hard work of the
vineyard owners to the forefront, by creating a range of single vineyard wines that
showcase the quality and potential of producing world-class still wine in England.
Focussing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Blackbook uses a minimalist approach,
with low to zero sulphur and natural yeasts, as they seek to reflect the vibrancy,
culture and energy of London in their wines.


Vintage
The 2019 vintage was a change of pace from the Indian summer of 2018. An early
start was followed by frost in many vineyards and a wetter than usual May. While the
weather during flowering was not ideal, June, July and August saw some
exceptionally warm weather. This above-average summer was followed by extremely
wet weather in September and October, which made picking the relatively large
crop very challenging. At Blackbook, the harvest started on 18th of October and
finished on the 28th.


Vineyard
The grapes for this wine are sourced from a single vineyard ‘Clayhill’ vineyard, which
is situated on the coastal peninsula of the Crouch Valley in Essex, between the
Crouch and Blackwater Rivers. Planted in 2006, the vineyard is south facing to
optimise the sunlight. The mesoclimate is sunny and warm, ideal for the production
of quality fruit. The soil is made up of clay, which offers good water retention
properties, nourishing the vines throughout the summer growth period. The gapes
are hand-picked into small crates to retain the quality of the fruit.


Winemaking
The Blackbook Winery embraces minimal intervention winemaking. The grapes were
naturally fermented in small, open-top fermenters, with 40% of the fruit vinified as
whole bunches adding complexity and structure. Alcoholic fermentation and
malolactic conversion both took place with indigenous yeast. The wine spent eight
months on its lees in French Burgundy barrels, of which 10% were new oak. Only
minimal sulphur was used and the wine was vinified without additions. The wine was
matured for a total of 11 months, prior to being bottled without fining or filtration.


Tasting Note
Reminiscent of old-world Pinot Noir, the Nightjar shows elements of sour and black
cherries, blackcurrant with delicate hints of violet. It marries ripe fruit with sweet spice
and black pepper while refined tannins lend structure through to a long, savoury
finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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