Pinot Noir 2020
Lyme Bay Winery’s long-awaited Pinot Noir 2020 is here, available at the Cellar Door and online. They couldn’t be more excited to share this with you after the months of hard work that’s gone into this: from the selection of the vineyard sites, grape clones, careful viticulture, expert winemaking and all the decisions and processes in between.
Made from the best fruit available in the UK and aged in 30% new oak, this wine displays a complex and intense array of black cherries, raspberries and bramble fruit, underpinned by a subtle toasty oak.
Winemaking notes: A beautiful, long, hot summer in 2020 enabled the grapes to fully ripen on the vine, resulting in intensity of flavour and body. Harvested between 3rd – 20th October 2020 from Dijon and Spätburgunder still wine clones only, each clone from each identified vineyard underwent its own specific protocol. Small batch fermentations were undertaken with manual pigéage (punch downs) to gently maximise the extraction of colour, flavour and structure. The wine was then transferred to barrel for 100% malolactic fermentation and ageing.
30% new French oak was used as well as experimental American and Eastern European oak. Aged for nine months in barrel, the batches were then blended and left to settle for two weeks before bottling. The wine has no fining or filtration to retain the delicate nuances of the fruit and oak. It demonstrates forward primary fruit character synonymous with young vines that will develop in intensity and potential even further with time.
Colour: Black cherry with lighter edge tones.
Nose: Intense, red fruit combines with smoky, vanilla oak and mild tobacco overtones.
Palate: Red stone fruit notes of cherry and plum blend with blackcurrant, strawberry and toasty oak to give a rich but balanced weight on the palate and a mouth-watering finish that lingers and evolves.
Lugger Golden Rum
Lyme Bay Winery has also introduced the latest member of their Jack Ratt family – Lugger Golden Rum.
Lugger Golden Rum is a gorgeous sipping rum, many years in the making. A carefully considered blend of 8 Year Old Barbados Rum, 8YO Dominican Republic Rum, 8YO Venezuela Rum and 8YO Panama Rum.
It is a blend of mainly column still molasses bases – apart from the 8YO Dominican Republic Rum which is a cane juice base and the Barbados Rum which is a column still with partly pot still.
The final blend is aged in ex-Bourbon wooden casks which gives Lugger Golden Rum lovely wood notes on the nose and a rich rum character. It has a wonderfully smooth front palate with a lingering finish and gentle heat.
Perfect for warming you up this Winter, but we all know Rum is perfect anytime.
January & February Cellar Door Opening Hours:
Weekdays only, 9.30pm-4.30pm