The vineyards of Denbies Estate are situated on the North Downs, in the town of Dorking, with its famous chalky soil, in a protected valley of south facing slopes (AONB). A total of 265 acres out of the 700 acre estate have been planted to vine, commencing in 1986. Crafted from grapes grown in one of the estate’s premium blocks, Denbies only make a straight Pinot Noir in the very best of years. This elegant edition came on the back of the long, hot summer of 2018. The nose and palate are interwoven with layers of Florence strawberries and Sweetheart cherries. Seventeen months in French oak barriques leads to a gentle, vanilla finish, which pairs brilliantly with ripe soft cheeses and grilled lamb.
The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey, has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Den...Browse Wines
Florence strawberries and sweetheart cherries with vanilla and soft textural tannins£26.99
Deep gold, with a vanilla nose, and extraordinarily long fig and caramelised orange on the palate£62.49
Ripe strawberry and raspberry with vanilla notes and a velvety texture£14.99
Delicate and fruity off-dry rosé with a vivacious, red fruit palate£9.99
A lively note of lime zest and ripe pear leads to a mineral, citrus palate£9.99
Fragrant peach notes, a flinty backbone and a hint of ginger in this well-structured wine£9.99