Released on 22nd June 2020, this wine is made form 100% estate grown Merlot that has spent fourteen months on old French oak barrels.
This wine is medium-bodied garnet with aromas of soft black pepper, blueberries, blackberries and black cherry it displays a soft palate, good tannins and a well-balanced finish
About the vineyard
Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a family-run vineyard and winery with a passion for producing world class still and sparkling wines.
Established on the site of a former pig farm, the transition from swine to vine began as a hobby: the creation of a fine wine collection, an eye opening visit to Romaneé Conti in France and the belief that truly exceptional wines can be produced in England.
Since our first plantings in 2005, the vineyard has more than doubled in size and we now have nearly 100 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex.
Bluebell craft their wines using the traditional method of production and strive to produce wines with the perfect balance of fruit character, acidity and ageing.
All Bluebell wines are vintage wines, that is to say they are made exclusively from grapes grown in a single year.
The site, once home to thousands of Large Whites, Landrace and Blue Cross Pigs is now home to over 100,000 vines growing premium quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier vines along with Seyval Blanc, Bacchus, Ortega, Chasselas and Merlot.
Since their first commercial release from the 2007 vintage our wines have gone on to critical acclaim.
The ‘Hindleap’ range of sparkling wines has been awarded over sixty national and international awards in just 5 years, confirming Bluebell’s reputation as one of England’s leading producers.
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