New Hall Vineyards Essex Left Field Blend 2018

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New Hall Vineyards Essex Left Field Blend 2018

Country - Great Britain

Region - Essex

Grape Varieties - Pinot Blanc 35%, Pinot Gris 35%, Siegerrebe 18%, Ortega 12%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - New Hall

Tasting notes - A unique blend, created by Steve Daniel especially for Hallgarten. Admired for their elegance and characteristic honeydew melon and peach notes, Ortega and Siegerrebe contribute intense aromatic complexity, while Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris imbue the blend with a crisp, mineral and distinctive finish.

New Hall Vineyards Essex Left Field Blend 2018

A unique blend created especially for Hallgarten showing
fresh and characteristic honeydew melon and peach
notes complemented by a crisp, zesty and grapefruit
finish.
Producer Note
According to parish records, the first vineyards were planted in Purleigh in the Middle
Ages, where the vines flourished and supplied The Crown. Fast forward to 1969 and the
vineyards at New Hall in Purleigh, Essex were planted by the Greenwood family, making
it one of the oldest in the UK. The vineyard benefits from a very special microclimate as
Purleigh is one of the warmest and sunniest spots in the country. Today, New Hall
Vineyards has 40 hectares under vine and one of the largest plantings of Bacchus in
the UK. The prestigious UK Winemaker of the Year Award went to New Hall in 2013, 2015
and 2016 and their highly acclaimed and award-winning wines showcase English Wine
at its best.
Vintage
2018 saw a late budburst due to cooler weather at the beginning of the season.
However, the weather warmed up which encouraged good flowering and fruit-set. The
summer saw ideal growing conditions, with warm, dry weather which produced ripe
grapes with naturally high sugars, lower levels of acidity and more tropical fruit flavours.
Early harvest took place at the end of September.
Vineyard
The vineyard is situated in the Crouch Valley wine region, which enjoys a temperate
climate, with warm, dry summers. The sheltered position ensures a long growing season
which allows fruit to obtain high sugar levels at maturity and to develop intense,
complex aromatics. The vines are some of the oldest in the UK, so the pruning methods
are adapted to the age and vigour of the vine. A strong emphasis is placed on soil
health, in order to minimise the use of herbicides. Mechanical under-vine treatments
are employed to suppress weed germination, thereby minimising the use of weedkillers. A programme of subsoiling and row cultivation improves soil health alongside the
application of manure. Siegerrebe was originally created in Rheinhessen and is a pink
skinned grape variety mainly grown in England. Siegerrebe was originally created in
Rheinhessen and is a pink skinned grape variety mainly grown in England. It literally
translates as ‘champion vine’ and produces aromatic wines. Ortega is a crossing of
Müller Thurgau and Siegerrebe, producing aromatic wines with good body, excellent
for blending.
Winemaking
Each variety was vinified separately to showcase the key varietal and clonal
characteristics. The fruit was hand-picked to maintain the highest quality, before being
whole bunch pressed. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel
tanks with selected yeasts. Ageing took place with ageing on the lees for three to four
months promoting complexity and roundness to the finished wine.
Tasting Note
A unique blend, created by Steve Daniel especially for Hallgarten. Admired for their
elegance and characteristic honeydew melon and peach notes, Ortega and
Siegerrebe contribute intense aromatic complexity, while Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris
imbue the blend with a crisp, mineral and distinctive finish.
Grape
Winemaker: Piers Greenwood &
Rastilav Miklos
Region: Essex
Subregion: Essex
Country: England
Alcohol: 12%

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