Ideal conditions after a summer 2018 heatwave produced a near perfect growing season for the Pinot Noir grapes. A prolonged spell of hot weather followed by very little rain enabled grapes to fully ripen on the vine, which showed in both excellent quality & high yields.
The nose gives complex and intense aromas of cherries, rosehip, strawberries and cream.
The palate offers good length and mouth-feel, with a refreshing acidity and is driven by redcurrant, cranberry, rhubarb, and strawberry flavours.
About the vineyard
Lyme Bay Winery is the home of LBW Drinks. The small, dedicated drinks company is full of people who are passionate about producing delicious and award-winning English Wine, Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead, Liqueurs and Spirits from our home in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley.
Lyme Bay combine their knowledge and love of flavours and ingredients with their wine-making skills to craft award-winning traditional drinks, tailored to the 21st-century palate. Each of these amazing products is fermented, blended and aged, as appropriate, right here at the Winery under the supervision of their experienced team.
Over the years this bold approach to producing category-defining drinks has paid off. Since opening their doors 25 years ago they have seen the success and reputation of their products soar, winning awards from prestigious competitions including the International Wine and Spirit Competition, the International Cider Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards and many more.
Lyme Bay are the only English Winery to achieve an A* accreditation for manufacturing quality from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) ensuring that all their products are crafted to the highest standards.
They source grapes for their English Wines from select growers across the country so they can confidently claim to make the best wines from the best grapes from the best growers – every time.
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