Martin's Lane VineyardMartin’s Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir Précoce 2020

£29.99

13.5% ABV
Exudes aromas of bright cherry and blueberry matched perfectly to flavours of spice and dried cranberry

2020 was an fabulous vintage for English red wines. This is one of the best.

“Created from Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional ripeness this wine exudes aromas of bright cherry and blueberry matched perfectly to flavours of spice and dried cranberry on the palate revealing a wine of great length and intensity. A classic and beautifully balanced Pinot Noir!” Neil Tully MW.

The Martins Lane Vineyard site is situated in a designated Special Landscape Area occupying south and west facing hillside between 20 and 55 metres above sea level with stunning views across the River Crouch estuary in Essex. Importantly for grape production in this country the site benefits climatically through protection from the river tides against spring frosts in a corner of Essex having regularly the warmest temperatures and lowest rainfall in the United Kingdom at less than half a metre per annum. The 30 acres of vineyard has slopes of up to 1 in 6; because of its steep gradients the site had never previously been used for arable farming except for a brief period in the forties during the Second World War. As a result the meadowland retained a good organic top soil layer above the rich local clay and good drainage and high fertility were assured throughout.

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Additional information

ABV

13.5%

Drink to

2030

Food Pairing

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Grapes

Oak

Light

Region

Sweetness

Dry

Vegan?

Yes

Volume

75cl

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