Freedom of the Press Pinot Gris

We love supporting our local wineries, especially when the wines are this good

From our local 'urban' winery, set deep into the Cotswolds countryside. We love Gavin Carver's wines and are excited to take his latest release on-board. This Pinot Gris, made using grapes sourced from the Clay Hill Vineyard in Essex, has tones of pear, apricot and ripe peaches, with a hint of pastry and ginger. The wine was fermented to dryness in a combination of old oak (30%) and earthenware (70%) over two weeks. After fermentation the wines was put in stoneware vessels (called Coralies) to age for 7 months. About 33% of the wine has undergone malolactic conversion, slightly changing the acid profile to a softer lactic acid, and about 50% of the wine sat on light lees with occasional stiring, providing a richer texture and a delicate pastry element.

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  • Apricot

  • Brioche/ Pastry

  • Lemon

  • Nectarine

  • Peach

  • Pear

  • Spice

  • Floral


More Information
Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol12
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalPinot Gris
Food PairingsWhite Meat, Chicken in Béchamel Sauce, Creamy Risotto

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Freedom of the press winery

Freedom of the press winery

Freedom of the Press is an urban winery on a hill in the Cotswolds and is owned and run by Gavin Carver. Although a very small winery they so have a range of vessels used in their fermentation including steel tanks, earthenware jars, a concrete egg and old French oak barrels. 

All the grapes are grown at vineyards in Essex, this region has the ideal microclimate to ripen the grapes and retain the beautiful fresh fruit flavours. Gavin then works his magic to turn these humble grapes into amazing wines including Chardonnay, Bacchus and Pinot Gris.