Blackbook Winery Pinot Noir Nightjar 2020

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Blackbook Winery Pinot Noir Nightjar 2020

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 2020

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
A warmer and drier-than-average spring led to an early budburst. Frost damage in midMay was significant in some vineyards. Flowering took place under good conditions,
followed by a warm August which brought ripening on quickly. The harvest was one of
the earliest of modern times with reduced yields, but exceptionally high natural sugar
levels. The wines are of excellent quality.
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%
Winemaker: Sergio Verrillo
Region: English Regional
Wine
Subregion: English Regional
Wine
Country: England
Alcohol: 11.5%

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