Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir West Sussex 2018

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Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir West Sussex 2018

Country - Great Britain

Region - Sussex

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bolney Wine Estate

Tasting notes - A soothing and perfectly balanced Pinot Noir with seamlessly integrated notes of leather, spice and chocolate framing a core of fresh plum. Soft tannins and juicy red cherry on the palate with a smooth and creamy finish. 

Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Noir West Sussex 2018

An elegant, delicate and balanced Pinot Noir with
seamlessly integrated notes of leather, spice and
chocolate framing a core of fresh plum and raspberry.


Producer Note
The Bolney Wine Estate's story began when founders Rodney and Janet Pratt
planted three acres of vines, five decades ago, to create what was then one of the
very first commercial vineyards in England. In the 1990s, Sam Linter, their daughter,
joined them and grew the vineyard’s acreage and the quality of the wines. Sam
continues to run the operation as Managing Director and Head Winemaker.
Winemakers Liz Morgan and Alex Rabagliati produce elegant, artisanal wines, which
beautifully showcase the Sussex terroir. In 2017 they were awarded the prestigious
accolade of 'UK Winery of the Year' at the UK Wine Awards.


Vintage
Perfect weather throughout the year culminated in a September of warm, clear days
and cool nights, which were crucial in maintaining acidity levels and aromatic
development. The quality of fruit was extremely high, with large bunches of clean
fruit.


Vineyard
The site is 15 miles from the south coast in the heart of West Sussex, with views of the
South Downs. The vines are planted on gentle slopes of sandstone, which aids
drainage and provides good mineral pick up for the two vineyard sites of Foxhole
and Pookchurch. The vines are trained with high sylvos trellising. The shoots grow
downwards and the fruiting zones are high in order to reduce predation by Roe
Deer. This trellising method also allows breezes to enter the canopy, reducing
humidity inside the canopy, which helps to fight against mildew.


Winemaking
The fruit was selected from the Bolney and Pookchurch vineyards. The Pinot Noir
grapes were hand-picked, crushed and fermented on the skins for approximately
seven days at controlled temperatures of 25 to 28°C. Fermentation took place in
small individual tanks, allowing cap punch-downs by hand, in order to extract
colour, flavour and structure. After pressing, the wine underwent malolactic
fermentation in oak barrels to provide a softer, rounder finish.


Tasting Note
A soothing and perfectly balanced Pinot Noir with seamlessly integrated notes of
leather, spice and chocolate framing a core of fresh plum. Soft tannins and juicy red
cherry on the palate with a smooth and creamy finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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