White Castle Vineyard is a Welsh vineyard situated near the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth, owned and run by Robb and Nicola Merchant. Having purchased the 12-acre smallholding in 1995 they converted the milking parlour into their home a year later, however, it was 2008 before the dream of owning a vineyard become a reality, the 5 acres gently sloping, the south-facing field was purchased, soil tests were performed and vines ordered. May 2009 saw the planting of 4000 vines of Pinot Noir, Regent, Rondo, Seyval Blanc & Phoenix, with May 2010 seeing a further planting of Siegerrebe 800 vines. May 2019 marked their 10th anniversary since first planting and to mark this milestone they have planted a further 2000 vines of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Their 2018 Pinot Noir is truly stunning, putting Burgundies at the same price point to shame. Ethereal but complex, layers of raspberry, cherry and strawberry with vanilla a hint of toast wash around the mouth in an entrancing interplay. A seriously good wine. Compare and contrast to the 2017 vintage which we also stock – unusually, given the heat of 2018, the 2017 is denser and heavier, but has the same core DNA.
White Castle Vineyard is a Welsh vineyard situated near the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth it is owned and run by Robb and Nicola Merchant....Browse Wines
Blackcurrant and plum, toast and vanilla, rich and rounded£23.99
Elderflower on the nose with ripe citrus on the palate£16.99
Powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, rich, soft and a lingering finish£27.49
Ethereal but complex, layers of raspberry, cherry and strawberry with vanilla - better than Burgundy!£27.50
Wonderful red fruit aromas and dark cherry flavours, a deep coloured quality red wine£22.50
Layered aromas of peach, orange blossom & nectarine, ripe lychee on the palate and a long soft spicy finish£19.99