Diamond Fields Pinot Noir 2020
English organic Pinot Noir, grown on a south facing sandy clay soil site. The grapes are 50% destemmed (without cruching the berries) and fermented with natural yeast for a 10 days before pressing. Fermenting juice from the press is moved straight into oak barrels (barrels are between 5 and 20 years old) where it completes fermentation. The wine is then matured in old oak barriques for 9 months before bottling. We bottle without filtration and this wine may have a slight sediment in the bottle.
The 2020 vintage was small but with perfect ripeness. The flavours of cherries and blackberry show good dark colour and plenty of depth. There is a backbone of tannic structure behind the fruit which will help the wine to mature over several years. It can be drunk now or kept for up to 5 years to develop more complex flavours and a mellow character. It benefits from opening a hour or two (or more) before you want to drink it.
Only 2024 bottles were made.
Total sulphites 53 mg/L
Alcohol 11.5% vol