Pinot Noir Blush Rose, Stanlake Park, Berkshire 2011
- United Kingdom
- Southern England
- Stanlake Park
- Pinot Noir (70%)
- Pinot Meunier (30%)
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Light bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Off dry
- 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.
During the early 1800’s Stanlake Park became the seat of Rev. Sir. Nathaniel Duckenfield, who had been vicar of St.Martin in the Fields. The Estate was bought in 1847 by George Barker and stayed in the Barker family until 1951. Around 1882, the estate enjoyed a well publicised visit from Queen Victoria and was recorded in great detail by the vicar of Hurst. The owners of Stanlake in the second half of the 20th century were the Leighton family, of which Jon Leighton had the vision to create a Vineyard in the late 1970’s, which became established as Thames Valley Vineyards. Under winemaker Vince Gower, the estate continues to add to its reputation as one of the best in England.
Pinot Blush is named after the famous Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, which together with white grapes such as Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser and Scheurebe go to make up a lovely delicate dry wine with a rose petal bouquet. It is fresh with supple redcurrant and raspberry fruit and balancing acidity.
A lovely delicate wine with a rose petal bouquet, fresh with supple redcurrant and raspberry fruit and balancing acidity.
Serve as an accompaniment to poached salmon, cold chicken, pasta dishes or grilled vegetables.
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