Vagabond Urban Winery, Pinot Noir, England 2019

91
Tasted by: Tina Gellie
(at London, 22 Jul 2020)
<p>'This wine shows that England can make some glorious Pinots – and not just for sparkling,' says winemaker Gavin Monery. Made in a Beaujolais style (destemmed whole berries in an open-top fermenter), from an established vineyard on the east Sussex/Surrey border, it is a true vin de soif – a perfect quaffer for late summer, served slightly chilled to enhance its vibrant freshness and zippy acidity. Eight months on lees has given nice creamy weight to broaden out the crunchy red cherry, sappy strawberry and floral-edged flavours. After bottling in August 2020 it will go on sale in September. Just 2,000 bottles will be made so get in quick. Expected price: £21.</p>
Producer
Vagabond Urban Winery
Brand
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2019
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Red
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
12.00%
Body
Light
Grapes
100% Pinot Noir Précoce