Double Pinot is a wild yeast co-ferment made with a blend of Pinot Noir and Meunier.
Winemaker Adrian Pike explains "The idea behind the Double Pinot came because I really wanted to make a red wine, but 2021 was challenging vintage with a lack of sun. To counteract the high acid levels, I decided to try a layered semi-carbonic maceration technique to break down some of the malic acid.
This is a juicy and fresh wine, which is best served lightly chilled. Redcurrants, strawberries and cherries on the nose with crunchy bright red fruit on the palate. Perfect for early autumn days".
The 2022 Vintage gave us some riper, richer fruit and whilst this is a light fresh wine it has some real depth to the mid-palate and a lovely finish.
Grapes: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Harvest: 12th October 2022. Picked at 20 Brix & 12 TA.
Winemaking: 600kg whole bunch, 1200kg of destemmed whole berries and 1200kg crushed grapes layered in tank to undergo semi-carbonic maceration for a week. Gently pressed to stainless steel tanks to complete fermentation and aged for 3 months in old oak.
Bottled: March 2023. No filtration or additions.
Colour: Cherry Red.
Nose: Wild strawberries and white cherries.
Palate: Juicy and fresh, Redcurrants, cherries and sunshine.
Food Match: Serve lightly chilled with wild mushroom risotto or a good Kentish cheese.
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir