Named after Hush Heath Estate's 16th century Manor House, this beautiful Pinot Noir is perhaps the best proof yet that England can make delicious red wines, too!
Although the Pinot Noir planted in 2002 was originally intended to be for the creation of our sparkling wines, a warming climate and increased experience (in both the vineyards and the winery) has meant we've been able to produce delicious still Pinot Noir for the last five vintages. The wine undergoes a short and fairly cool fermentation on its crushed, de-stemmed skins, resulting in a bright ruby colour and a lively fruit structure. A portion of the wine spends 6-8 months in French and American oak, adding sweet spice, vanilla and tannin to complement the fruit.
100% Pinot Noir
Appearance: Bright ruby red.
Nose: A perfumed nose of vanilla, leather, red berry, raspberry and strawberry.
Palate: Lightly oaked with soft but firm tannins. Wonderfully ripe, displaying typical cool climate Pinot Noir characters of cherry, red berry, blackberry and sweet spice. A long, fresh finish.
Ageing potential: Best enjoyed over the next 3 years, but could age elegantly beyond that.
Food pairings: This wine is a brilliant match with pheasant, grouse, partridge, pigeon and roast Romney Marsh lamb.