Sharpham have been producing superb English wines for nearly twenty five years from carefully selected grape varieties grown on their sheltered slopes overlooking the River Dart.
Traditional and new world techniques are employed in the winemaking process, which result in a range of distinctive and carefully balanced wines.
The Pinot Noir fruit is carefully selected, part crushed and cold macerated for at least a week prior to the fermentation with the inclusion of some whole bunch and stems.
There is a post fermentation maceration period of at least a week before a partial malolactic fermentation. This wine then spent 3 months in second fill French oak barrels prior to bottling.
The result is a ripe and youthful cool climate English red wine made entirely from Pinot Noir. On the nose it is showing wild strawberry, cherry and a hint of subtle spice. The palate is full flavoured with juicy red berries and broad tannins.
This is drinking well now but it will improve further with time.