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Biddenden Vineyard Gamay Noir 2022, Kent

Biddenden Vineyard Gamay Noir 2022, Kent

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A small release light red wine, with rich varietal characteristics. This light-bodied, fruity red has tart flavours of cherries and raspberries, making it the ideal match for spicy dishes. Hand selected grapes are fermented as whole bunches on the skins before undergoing a second pressing, ensuring high fruity aromas and taste, along with a striking colour.

Winner of Gold at the IWEA 2023 awards, where the judges said:

"Great colour, bright and cheerful, with red and blue fruit in abundance and a touch of flint and smoke on the nose. Vibrant morello cherry, spice and earth. Refreshing, with decent acidity, and low tannins.

"For me this was the highlight of the whole competition, not just because its light, juicy, fruity style was so enjoyable, but because it points to a style that I think many more English winemakers should be aiming for. Super fun and friendly wine. I will buy lots of this wine this summer.” 

Biddenden Vineyard is unique in thier use of Gamay, as one of the only English vineyards to grow this variety. To make the limited edition Gamay Noir requires an Indian summer. Since planting this variety in 1985, Biddenden has produced just six vintages: 2003, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2020 and 2022.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 12%
Current Stock: 36
BIN: BTL-0456
Style: Red
Vegetarian: Yes
Vegan: Yes

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Kent, England

Kent's winemakers are known for producing high-quality sparkling wines, which have won awards and garnered international acclaim. There are also excellent still wines being produced.

The industry is relatively small but growing, with many boutique wineries and vineyards offering visitors the chance to taste their wines and learn about the region's unique terroir.



Gamay is a thin, delicate purple-black skinned grape which is cylindrical and compact, surrounded by flat, fairly even-edged leaves.

Although granite soils seem to be its soil of choice, the variety is good at adapting. Half of the 30,000 hectares of Gamay planted worldwide are in the Beaujolais region of France, where it covers 98% of the areas that produce Beaujolais wine.


Biddenden Vineyard

Kent’s original vineyard, Biddenden has been owned and managed by the Barnes family since 1969. Today the vineyard is run by the second & third generations.

The site was originally an apple orchard, the Barnes family started diversifying the farm in the late 1960s as apple prices declines. After listening to a feature on BBC Woman’s Hour about English vineyards, Joyce Barnes was inspired to turn to viticulture.