Litmus Red Pinot 2018

Another ERW HQ all-time favourite. A brilliantly executed, elegant red.

One to try if you like...a beautifully rich red

£24.99

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Description

Litmus Red Pinot 2018

2018 Litmus Red Pinot is made from 100% Pinot Noir that was cold soaked prior to fermentation on its skins and spent 19 months in one to five-year-old French oak barriques prior to bottling.

Pale cherry red with a vibrant translucency the wine displays raspberry and clove characters on the nose. The palate is light, elegant and rich, being underpinned by an earthy spiciness and a long finish. This wine will gain further complexity with further cellaring.

2018 Growing Season

2018 was widely seen as being the best growing season for wine ever experienced in England. Hot and dry conditions from budburst to picking produced fruit of an exceptionally high quality.

Harvest Date 23/10/18

Grapes from Kent

Bottling 22/05/20

Litmus Wines Philosophy:

English wines are often deliciously scented, floral and aromatic. We find they are often described with adjectives such as hedgerow, gooseberries or elderflower. However, utilising his vast experience in cool climate and English winemaking, Litmus Wines founder John Worontschak’s aim is to forgo these easily attained characters. John aims for more robust, complex food wines with long ageing potential. This is combined with a balanced acidity that’s found in quality Northern European grape growing regions.

Seeking out the best parcels of fruit from the most distinguished sites in the UK , John crafts world class wines that are at the forefront of English winemaking.

The star wheel on the label is a representation of a coccolith. A coccolith is a sea creature with a calcium shell that has been laid down over millennia to create the chalky soil found on the cliffs of Dover and throughout swathes of the South East. Calcium is the 20th element of the peroiodic table, and this reflects the chalk rich soils that the grapes for Element 20 are grown upon.

 

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Wine at a glance

  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 12%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Region: Surrey

About the vineyard

Litmus Wines

THE FOUNDER

John Worontschak is an Australian born and trained winemaker who came to England in the mid 1980’s after honing his craft in Australia, California and France.

In 1988 at the Thames Valley Vineyard in Berkshire he established a contract winemaking company receiving grapes from all over the country and made award-winning wines of a uniquely outstanding quality. With youthful confidence and a touch of arrogance he accrued many accolades and much controversy in what was a fledgling and conservative industry.

After a period in the noughties of consulting to wineries around the world from Mexico to Moldova (and many places in between) he returned to the UK wine industry with a renewed vigour and a far greater understanding of wine and the cultures surrounding it.

At this time the sparkling wine industry had taken off in the UK and although John was one of the pioneers in the making of quality English sparkling wines it was English still wines that were his passion and he set out to make a world class premium English still wine. In 2010 the first Litmus Element 20 was made.

THE PHILOSOPHY

English wines are often deliciously scented floral and aromatic, often described with adjectives such as hedgerow, gooseberries or elderflower. Utilising his vast experience in cool climate and English winemaking Johns aim is to forgo these easily attained characters for more robust, complex food wines with long ageing potential and a balanced acidity that’s found in quality Northern European grape growing regions.

Seeking out the best parcels of fruit from the most distinguished sites in the UK , John is able to craft world class wines that are once again at the forefront of English winemaking.

The star wheel on the label is a representation of a coccolith, a sea creature with a calcium shell that has been laid down over millennia to create the chalky soil found on the cliffs of Dover and throughout swathes of the South East. Calcium being the 20th element of the peroiodic table reflects the chalk rich soils that the grapes for Element 20 are grown upon.

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