On the back of a superb vintage in 2020 Winbirri celebrated the release of a Pinot Noir rosé, only the second time they have produced this wine. 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.
Still and sparkling; white, rosé and red; English Pinot Noir in all its glorious forms£144.99
Aromas of cherries, strawberries and cream, balanced palate of red fruits and rose petals£17.49
Full bodied, bursting with autumn fruits on the palate and a pronounced nose of rich spices and vanilla£14.99
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
Savour the food-friendly reds in this case - typically light, but intensely flavoured£89.99per box