Stopham Estate Pinot Gris

(3 customer reviews)

**Winner of a gold medal at the Independent English Wine Awards 2020**

A really exciting English Pinot Gris!

One to try if you like...Pinot Grigio

£15.99

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Description

This Pinot Gris is off-dry, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose.

On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity.

It is fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long, with a lively citrus and stone fruit finish.

Excellent with spicy dishes and roast pork.

Wine at a glance

  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 11.50%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grape: Pinot Gris
  • Region: Sussex

About the vineyard

Stopham Estate

When Simon Woodhead left his Formula 1 engineering career at McLaren to do a Spanish language course in Madrid, he didn’t know he would end up planting a Sussex vineyard.

It was in Spain that Simon caught the wine bug and initially he planned to import Spanish wines into the UK.

He subsequently enrolled on a Wine Production and Business course at Plumpton Agricultural College near Lewes, Sussex.

Once at Plumpton, surrounded by English wine enthusiasts, Simon’s passion for nature and agriculture inspired him to plant his own vineyard and make English wine.

The art and science behind fining, blending and balancing wine appealed greatly to his creative side.

Then, by chance, at a friend’s house party in the little West Sussex village of Stopham, Simon spotted a fallow south-facing sandy field, perfect for growing grapes and it wasn’t long before in spring 2007, Simon planted 21,000 vines in a 20 acres field.

The old Stopham dairy, a dilapidated Grade II listed Victorian barn, was renovated for the winery and Tom Bartlett, another Plumpton graduate from a wine retail background, joined Simon in time for the first vintage in 2010.

“It has been harder than I imagined, but the challenge of creating a special English wine is extremely satisfying. Although we are relative newcomers, we have received a number of accolades and were very proud and honoured to have our wine chosen to be served on the Royal Barge at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee”
Simon Woodhead

3 reviews for Stopham Estate Pinot Gris

  1. Claire G. (verified owner)

    This a great white wine! Very drinkable but classy too. Thank you Sara & Becky for the recommendation, I’ll definitely be ordering more of this!

  2. Stephen C. (verified owner)

    Really enjoy this as well as the Stopham Pinot Blanc. Real quality wines.

  3. Gordon S. (verified owner)

    A superb summer wine. A taste of gooseberries with a sweeter aftertaste. Very fruity and clean taste. Will order again.

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