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
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.