Danbury Ridge Pinot Noir

Danbury Ridge Pinot noir, light red from what may be one of the UK's best vineyard sites.

This Pinot noir is delicate yet refreshing with raspberry and red cherry notes on the nose, an earthyiness on the palate and an attractive floral finish. Having been barrel aged in French oak for a year giving this wine a beautiful texture on the palate. Soft tannins and a subtle acidity making it easy drinking with or without food. 

Danbury Ridge has been heralded as one of the warmest vineyards in the UK, with the microclimate to provide an exceptionally long growing season. That's all-important when it comes to ripening red varieties properly, so perhaps it is no surprise that this wine was so eagerly anticipated. 

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More Information
Wine TypeRed wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol13.5
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalPinot Noir
Food PairingsRoasted Meats, Duck, Grilled Meats
Oak Length12 Months
Oak TypeFrench Oak

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Danbury Ridge Estate

Danbury Ridge Estate

As the name suggests, Danbury Ridge is located just outside the village of Danbury in Essex. The estate lies between the Blackwater Estuary and the River Crouch, both of which have significant influence over the favourable climate for winegrowing in the region. 

Founded by two generations of the Bunker family, the first vines were planted in 2014 with a focus on identifying the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones that would thrive in their unique mesoclimate. After just a few seasons the vines were producing grapes of a quality and ripeness previously unseen in the UK.

The inaugral releases from Danbury Ridge sent the world of wine-twitter into a frenzy, with many declaring them as "a new frontier in English wine" and "the finest English still wines ever tasted." Winemaker Liam Idzikowski (ex-Lyme Bay) clearly knows what he's doing...