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Artisan Apple Juice

Bottle of Apple Juice

Small batch local artisan apple juice; pure, unfiltered and delicious. The 2020 vintage produced in part from apples grown in Hickling – a beautiful rural village just 6.5 miles from the vineyard.

Price

£3.50 / Per Instance / Per Accommodation

The Ancestral Red: English Semi-Sparkling Red (bottle in your fridge)

NAME: The Ancestral Red
VINTAGE :2020
ALC : 10.5%
GRAPES: 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Gris
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes
EGG/MILK ALLERGENS: No
PRODUCTION: 318 bottles

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented together. Fermentation was kick started by the addition of Pied de Cuve culture that we started in the vineyard 10 days previously. The ferment was treated very gently throughout and not plunged or pumped over and was pressed out in a traditional basket press when alcoholic fermentation had finished. Some of its reserved juice was blended back into the wine prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without being fined or filtered and no additions were made (no added sulphur)

It is red and it is fizzy, it is an English Autumnal country walk (hips, haws, sloes) in a glass, it would have made a cracking still wine in retrospect but that is the beauty of hindsight.

Ideally this wines should be served after being chilled upright, there is the potential for a bit of gushing if the bottle has been handled roughly before serving, but treated with care it should all stay in the bottle until you pour it.

THE VINEYARD

Walton Brook is a 2 hectare (5 acre) vineyard which is South facing and 100metres above sea level, one of the highest points on the Leicestershire Wolds. It comprises of 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell. This is overlain with 2 million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

Planted in 2009/2010 originally with Solaris, Seyval Blanc, Regent and Madeleine Angevine and then subsequently with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Bacchus.

Set in the middle of a 500 acre conventional arable farm the vineyard is looked after organically but will never achieve official status due to its location.

2020 was a low yielding harvest due to the devastation of heavy frosts in mid May 2020, but the beautiful weather in September helped to produce really fantastic quality fruit. The grapes were all hand harvested in early October.

Price

£25 / Per Instance / Per Accommodation

The Ancestral Pink: English Semi-Sparkling Pink (bottle in your fridge)

NAME: The Ancestral Pink
VINTAGE : 2020
ALC : 11%
GRAPES: 50%Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Gris
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes
EGG/MILK ALLERGENS: No
PRODUCTION: 445 bottles

Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were carbonically macerated separately for 10 days. They were then pressed in a traditional basket press and alcoholic fermentation happened in separate vessels. Fermentation was kick started by the addition of a Pied de Cuve culture that we started in the vineyard 10 days previously. Some of its reserved juice was returned to the blended wine just prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without being fined or filtered and no additions were made (no added sulphur).

The carbonic fruit is evident in a strawberry shoelace style fruit and a touch of cherryade, it is joyful but not slight.

Ideally this wines should be served after being chilled upright, there is the potential for a bit of gushing if the bottle has been handled roughly before serving, but treated with care it should all stay in the bottle until you pour it.

THE VINEYARD

Walton Brook is a 2 hectare (5 acre) vineyard which is South facing and 100metres above sea level, one of the highest points on the Leicestershire Wolds. It comprises of 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell. This is overlain with 2 million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

Planted in 2009/2010 originally with Solaris, Seyval Blanc, Regent and Madeleine Angevine and then subsequently with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Bacchus.

Set in the middle of a 500 acre conventional arable farm the vineyard is looked after organically but will never achieve official status due to its location.

2020 was a low yielding harvest due to the devastation of heavy frosts in mid May 2020, but the beautiful weather in September helped to produce really fantastic quality fruit. The grapes were all hand harvested in early October.

Price

£25 / Per Instance / Per Accommodation

Mascot 2018: Italian Orange Wine (bottle in your fridge)

NAME: Mascot
ESTATE: Villa Giada S.A, Canelli, Italy
VINTAGE: 2018
ALC: 13%
GRAPES: Moscato 100%

TASTING NOTE
Floral and aromatic with classic grapey aromas backed up with tangerine pith, honeysuckle, lavender and a spicy edge of clove and cinnamon. The palate is intense and dry with mid-palate weight and salinity

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes, certified by Vegan OK Az. 0716
EGG/MILK ALLERGENS: None

THE STORY
Handpicked Moscato from North of the Village of Canelli

SOIL: Calcareous
ASPECT: South east
ELEVATION: 320m
FARMING: Certified sustainable agriculture by Valor Italia

WINEMAKING
-Handpicked and winery sorted fruit
-25% whole bunch
-Natural indegenous yeast fermentation in one open 10Hl stainless steel tank
-No temperature control
-Hand plunged twice a day, no pump overs
-Fermented to dryness and sealed up, left on skins for 63 days total
-Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally
-Basket pressed and returned to stainless steel tank
-Racked again after Christmas
-Bottled on the 30th January 2019 without fining or filtration
-20mg/l addition of SO2 at bottling

NUMBERS
TOTAL SO2 <30mg/l
FREE SO2 <17mg/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.25g/l
PH 3.8
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.07 g/l
PRODUCTION 908 bottles

Price

£21 / Per Instance / Per Accommodation