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Lyme Bay Pinot Noir 2020, Devon

Lyme Bay Pinot Noir 2020, Devon

£26.99 Any 6 Mix
£29.99  Single Bottle
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This English red wine is the colour of black cherries with lighter edge tones. The nose has intense, red fruit combined with smoky, vanilla oak and mild tobacco overtones. The palate presents red stone fruit notes of cherry & plum, blackcurrant, strawberry & toasty oak to give a rich, but balanced weight on the palate and a mouth-watering finish that lingers.

A beautiful, long, hot summer in 2020 enabled the grapes to fully ripen on the vine, resulting in intensity of flavour and body. Harvested between 3rd-20th October 2020 from Dijon & Spätburgunder still wine clones only, each clone from each identified vineyard underwent its own specific protocol. Small batch fermentations were undertaken with manual pigéage (punch downs) to gently maximise the extraction of colour, flavour and structure. The wine was then transferred to barrel for 100% malolactic fermentation and ageing. 30% new French oak was used as well as experimental American and Eastern European oak. Aged for 9 months in barrel, the batches were then blended and left to settle for 2 weeks before bottling.

The wine has no fining or filtration to retain the delicate nuances of the fruit and oak. It demonstrates forward primary fruit character synonymous with young vines that will develop in intensity and potential even further with time.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 12%
Current Stock: 26
Style: Red

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a rotter. It has a tendency to produce tightly packed clusters which makes it susceptible to disease and it is the definition of thin skinned.

Yet when made well, Pinot Noirs shine. When young there will be red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. As the wine ages, it will develop complexity and mystery.

James Lambert, Lyme Bay Wines

Lyme Bay produce the best wines made from the best fruit grown by the best growers in the best locations. The winemakers work with a group of outstanding growers with vineyards all over England who plant the right grapes for the climate they are in to get the best ripeness to produce the best raw materials to craft outstanding wine to delight your palate.

Devon, England

Devon's vineyards are situatued in the valleys and lowlands of south and east Devon. Mostly close to the rivers Exe, Teign and Dart.

The growing season is long, with sun and heat starting earlier and lasting longer than in many other English counties. This gives the grapes more time to ripen and more time to hang.

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