On the back of a perfect vintage in 2018 Winbirri celebrated the release of a Pinot Noir rosé, a first for them. The Pinot Noir grape from were of such quality, that this has been made possible for the first time. This is a serious rosé produced from 100% Pinot Noir grapes with complex aromas of cherries, strawberries and cream, demonstrating a balanced palate of red fruits and rose petals. It is perfect for sipping as an aperitif or paired with fresh sea food. Winbirri Vineyards has 25 acres in Surlingham, an important Anglo-Saxon settlement on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park. The name Winbirri, comes from the Anglo-Saxon win (wine) and birri (grape). It was established in 2007 by experienced fruit farmer, Stephen Dyer, who supplies major retailers. He spotted an opportunity and planted around 2½ acres with vines. Stephens son, Lee, took over at the age of 32 in 2010 when the first commercial plantings took place. All sites have been carefully selected so that they are not in frost pockets and each site has a lower-lying field for the frost to run off to. The soils are very light, sandy loams with clay about 6ft down. There is a high flint content and all pruning is carried out by hand.
Aromas of cherries, strawberries and cream, balanced palate of red fruits and rose petals£16.99
Fragrant, soft and flavourful with aromas of ripe black cherries and sweet fruit tannins£16.99
Full bodied, bursting with autumn fruits on the palate and a pronounced nose of rich spices and vanilla£14.99
An elegant nose of grapefruits, passionfruits and floral characters backed with a clean crisp finish£16.99
Rich plum and dark-berry fruits; spicy with notes of coffee and blackberries and slightly toasted£14.99
Creamy, custard and lemon on the nose, juicy yellow fruits, apples with a crisp balance£14.99