Oastbrook Estate Pinot Gris Sussex 2018

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Oastbrook Estate Pinot Gris Sussex 2018  

Country - Great Britain

Region - Sussex

Grape Varieties - Pinot Gris 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Oastbrook Estate

Tasting notes - The floral bouquet develops into a mouth-watering array of ripe tropical notes and lifted green fruit aromas with subtle hints of jasmine, sweet ginger and elderflower. Poised and balanced on the palate, this refreshing Pinot Gris delivers an energetic fusion of lime zest and pear drop through to an intensely fruity finish.

Oastbrook Estate Pinot Gris Sussex 2018  

An aromatic and beautifully balanced Pinot Gris offering
a mouth-watering array of ripe tropical notes and lifted
green fruit aromas. Rich and intense, with a touch of
spice and a clean finish.


Producer Note
Oastbrook Estate is an idyllic English vineyard set in the heart of the Sussex
countryside, close to Bodiam Castle. America Brewer, who is originally from Brazil, has
fond memories of an ancient vine that crept up the side of the house she lived in as
a child in Bahia. She used to climb the old, twisted vine and enjoyed picking the
fresh, succulent grapes. America’s childhood passion for vines was reignited in 2018
when she planted the vineyard at Oastbrook Estate. The beautiful farm is steeped in
heritage, complete with an original Oasthouse and its distinctive conical roof. Iron
was smelted here in Roman times from the ironstone that lies on the surface of the
fields and the iron is also responsible for the creation of a natural spring on the farm.
There are several natural brooks dotted around the estate- Gypsy Brook, Channel
Brook and perhaps the most poetic Oastbrook, from which the wine takes its name.


Vintage
2018 offered exceptionally warm weather from late April until the end of July, with
high temperatures at the end of June providing perfect conditions for flowering. Due
to the warm conditions, véraison took place earlier than usual. Rainfall in August,
followed by dry weather in September enabled the grapes to fully ripen and
accumulate excellent sugar levels. Harvesting took place earlier than usual to
preserve the characteristic acidity of the Pinot Gris variety.


Vineyard
The Oastbrook Estate vines are grown at a relatively low altitude of between six to 30
metres above sea level in a south facing vineyard in East Sussex, where the
temperate microclimate produces premium grapes. The vines are planted in a freedraining soil atop a sandstone ridge; however, the proximity of the Rother River which
frames the estate, imbues the land with deposits of clay and silt. The vines are
trained on a double Guyot replacement cane which allows for good exposure to the
sun and encourages photosynthesis. The philosophy is to produce vibrant wines
which express the Sussex terroir; the vines are cultivated sustainably and mechanical
intervention is favoured over chemical application. The grapes are hand-harvested
at optimum maturity.


Winemaking
The Pinot Gris grapes were destemmed and underwent light maceration before
being gently pressed. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool
temperatures, allowing the purity of fruit to shine through. The wine was matured in
stainless steel tanks for nine months prior to bottling, to ensure freshness and
vibrancy.


Tasting Note
The floral bouquet develops into a mouth-watering array of ripe tropical notes and
lifted green fruit aromas with subtle hints of jasmine, sweet ginger and elderflower.
Poised and balanced on the palate, this refreshing Pinot Gris delivers an energetic
fusion of lime zest and pear drop through to an intensely fruity finish.


Grape
Pinot Gris 100%

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