Beacon Down Pinot Gris 2018

 

We've had huge success with the Bacchus from this producer, so thought we should highlight their Pinot Gris as it’s also very good, just a little more subtle. We met Paul from at the beginning of the year and tasted his range of wines from Heathfield in East Sussex.

This is made from 100% Pinot Gris. It was picked by friends and family in small quantities, and fermented and matured in tank to retain the fruitiness and freshness of the grape. It is dry, with high acidity but not unbalanced, it’s full of nectarine, melon and a hint of spice.

It’s a brilliant food wine and at only 11.5% ideal for lunch time consumption. It would be great with fish, chicken, or the new season’s asparagus I reckon. 

 

Beacon Down Vineyard is a relatively new vineyard, with 18 hectares in East Sussex.

This is quite a serious Pinot Gris, it has good body, spice, fruit and style.

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Pinot Gris

ALCOHOL

11.5% ABV

STYLE

Dry - 4g/l residual sugar

Subtle fruits, lovely balance, high acids – a great wine to match with food.

DESCRIPTION

  • Pale lemon in colour, excellent purity
  • Delicate on the nose, lightly aromatic
  • Flavours of nectarine, melon, a long finish with a hint of spice.

HARVEST and WINEMAKING

A 2018 vintage that delivered clean, ripe fruit with full flavour development, picked by friends and family.

Very cool fermentation in stainless steel, carefully managed to maximise fruit.

Matured in tank and bottled in May 2019.  Drink within 2 years.

 

 



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