Pinot Noir Wine

Beloved by wine lovers and winemakers around the world, Pinot Noir nevertheless remains one of the most difficult grapes to grown well, with thin skins, susceptibility to disease and low yields. It doesn’t tolerate heat and much prefers cooler clay and limestone rich soils where it produces more concentrated styles. Many have tried to cultivate this grumpy varietal, and many have failed, yet when the stars align, this grape is simply…sublime.

As French as it comes, Pinot Noir’s heartland is Burgundy, where it single-handedly produces some of the world’s most expensive wines. Other areas to watch out for are Oregon, certain parts of the Napa Valley in California, New Zealand, Chile and the southern limits of Australia. Let’s not forget its’ starring role in Champagne where it provides richness, structure and of course the delicate pink colour in rosé champagne. Taste-wise, Pinot Noir will almost certainly make you think of soft red fruits – raspberry, cherry and strawberry, but also expect savoury, earthy tones and herbaceous notes, depending on its age and origin.
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    Exton Park find themselves, in a short space of time, hailed as one of England's very best producers of sparkling wines. The vineyards' position, in Hampshire's Meon Valley, coupled with Corinne Seely's considerable experience and skill as a winemaker, have happily collided to make this a must-try wine Read More.

    £27.95
  • Exton Park Blanc de Noirs NV

    You'll not find a better English sparkling wine than those now coming out of Exton Park. Once simply a grape producer, the choice to make their own wines, starting in 2011 is now paying off handsomely. The medals and great reviews just seem to keep coming for this exceptional Hampshire winery. Read More.

    £29.95
  • Bride Valley Rosé Bella 2014, Dorset

    You've probably heard how English sparkling wines are up-and-coming, now ranking among the best fizz from anywhere. But you'll likely be as taken aback as we were by this stunning rosé from the Dorset chalk hills just outside Bridport. Simply superb English pink bubbles, so elegant and refined Read More.

    £35.00
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