Pinot Noir 65%, Dornfelder 10%, Regent 25%
Hand picked whole bunch pressed, 1.2bar horizontal pneumatic press. 50% aged in oak for 4 months, bentonite fining, cold stabilised, 0.45 micron filtration.
Chet Valley Winery
Fourth generation farmers son, John, also qualified Chemist planted this plot in 2015 and built a new state of the art winery in 2020. This wine is the first from these vines and the first to be produced in the new winery.
Gentle undulation with East-West vine row direction allowing slow ripening. The land has some frost pockets is well-draining sandy loam changing to boulder clay (clay with chalk chip) at 1.4 metres depth. Can suffer from drought stress and nutrient leaching.