(2021) Fruit was run over a sorting table straight to the tank, without crushing, and fermentation commenced on its own yeast. Approximately 50% of this wine was aged in oak. Medium-pale garnet colour, not giving a lot on the nose, some plummy fruit comes through, a little briar, quite earthy, maybe just a hint of rose perfume. On the palate quite full, dark-fruited and a touch meaty, the tannin and acid profile here combine to give this a fresh edge, but sweet fruit and fleshy density persist. Medium finish.
(2020) From Alexandra, a primary and youthful colour, a nice little aromatic lift of spicy smoke and violet. Lighter in style for sure, but elegant, arguably feels a touch dilute in this company, but very nice balance, elegance and a polished finish. No UK retail stockists listed at time of review.
(2020) Rosie says this is made with the same recipe and care as the other Pinots, but from "weaker blocks." Proper Pinot aromatics, warm and chestnutty, a touch of truffle, onto the palate plenty of flavour, not quite the intensity of the bigger wines, but absolutely charming and well made.
(2020) Most of the fruit for this entry level Pinot comes from the estate, but a little is bought in. 100% French oak for 10 months with 28% new. Very nice strawberry and custard nose, the spice is elegant and it has a finesse and lightness. Nice spice and tannin, and finishes well with balance and fruit. Not available in the UK at time of review.