Furleigh Tyrannosauras red 2010
- United Kingdom
- Southern England
- Furleigh Estate
- Rondo (69%)
- Triomphe (18%)
- Pinot Noir (13%)
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Light bodied
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
If you have never tried an English wine before – well now is your opportunity.
The vineyards of England are generally located in the warmer southern counties where the milder influences of the gulf stream have an important effect, as our northern hemisphere vineyards need a longer cooler growing season than in Europe to produce top quality grapes. More than 500 vineyards are in production across the UK and bottled annual sales has reached 3 million bottles, with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus the most planted varieties.
These vineyards are situated in the heart of ‘Hardy Country’ a few miles inland from the beautiful Jurassic coastline near Dorchester in Dorset. Furleigh Vineyard is a former dairy farm that today has been transformed into a flourishing wine estate. The south facing slopes are mainly planted with the classic French grapes; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Menuier (the same as champagne) and produce an award winning traditional quality sparkling wine aged on the lees for 15 months before bottling. Table wines are made from Bacchus and Rondo vines. Ian Edwards has just been voted English winemaker of the year for 2012.
From the Jurassic coast of Dorset, this barrel fermented red wine has a deep crimson colour and is nicely balanced with vibrant flavours of plum, redcurrant and a hint of vanilla. The grapes were picked by hand and then barrel fermented in French oak, followed by 12 months maturation to soften the palate and add complexity.
An innovitive deep crimson blend, barrel fermented and nicely balanced with vibrant flavours of plum, redcurrant and a hint of vanilla.
This is a food friendly red to accompany cold meats, pies or chicken, lamb, veal or pork dishes.
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