Freedom of the Press A Brighter Fuchsia

A serious pink wine. Seriously easy to drink, seriously complex


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Freedom of the Press A Brighter Fuchsia 2020 is a serious pink wine. Seriously easy to drink, seriously complex – roses, violets, strawberries, cherries, honey. It has quite enough weight to accompany food, and quite enough seductive charm to go without it.

Freedom of the Press A Brighter Fuchsia is a blend of a barrel of Chardonnay and a barrel of Pinot Noir. It has spend 6 months in one year old light-toast French oak. The Chardonnay was fermented with a non-saccharomyces yeast, and left on its full lees, the Pinot Noir was cold soaked before fermentation, during which the cap was punched down 2 or 3 times a day. Both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir went through malolactic conversion. The Pinot Noir brings the pretty floral and red fruit elements, the Chardonnay adds a lovely clean fresh fruit as well as some depth of honey and nut flavours. This is not a wine to take lightly!

Closed with a Diam3 cork to guarantee absence of cork taint and predictable ageing, and finished with a paper strap capsule for a light footprint. It will age well for a few years – but I doubt you’ll give it the chance.

Sustainable packaging

Instead of using a plastic or tin capsule, Freedom of the Press have simply placed a paper sticker over the bottle top. A capsule is not a requirement and is of no advantage to the wine, it is however a waste of resources. The paper sticker keeps the bottle top clean, and completes the ‘look’. This combination is the best for the wine and the environment.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Wine at a glance

  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 12%
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Grape: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
  • Region:
  • Special Features: Vegan

About the vineyard

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press is an urban winery on a hill in the Cotswolds. “That makes no sense” you might say. The original plan was to establish an ‘urban winery’ in Oxford with no vineyards of our own, buying the best grapes from the best sites. More like an ‘in-town’ micro brewery or boutique distillery than what most people think of as a vineyard. So that was the plan – we had a venue selected and everything. That was early Spring 2020. Covid took control of everybody’s lives, and the Oxford venue fell through. But just as it looked like it was curtains for the project we found a new ‘unit’ on a beautiful farm above Minster Lovell in the Cotswolds, 15 miles from Oxford.

A winery without vines is nothing new or unusual. It acknowledges that there are two very different processes in wine production, each requiring different skills and facilities. Grapes have to be tended, grown, nurtured and harvested in the best possible sites. They then have to be transformed into wine: specific equipment and processes have an impact on the final outcome, and while the objective is to let the fruit speak for itself the skills of the winemaker give song to that voice – choosing the vessels, the pressing cycles, the temperatures and other transformative practices. And of course it means that a wine can be made locally, even in parts of the country that are not ideally suited to growing the best vines.


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