(2022) Made from Burgundian clones of Pinot Noir, light oaking in French and American barrels followed whole bunch fermentation. A nice pale- to medium colour, fragrant and gentle raspberry and a touch of woodland truffle are appealing. In the mouth there's some spice, reminiscent of clove maybe, and a hessian-dry palate, the subtle and savoury fruit staying light and elegant into a finish etched by keen raspberry acidity.
(2019) From the Boot Hill vineyard, and selected Dijon and German clones of Pinot Noir, half of the fruit was dropped during the growing season to concentrate what remained. Matured for six months in French oak, 20% new, 80% older. There's a plump, ripe red fruit richness to this aromatically, a nice little floral, violetty touch too, and beneath an authentic hint of game or truffle just adding an extra dimension. In the mouth it is silky-textured and again there's a bit of slick, creamy richness to the red fruits. Good cherry-skin acidity and easy-going, fine tannins complete a very convincing picture.