The Pinot Noir grape

The Pinot Noir grape
Unlike most of his peers among the top English Sparkling Wine founder/producers, Nick Hall does all of the work himself – from tending the vines through to pressing and winemaking and ultimately bottling, labelling and even dating by hand, working late into the night, listening to Syd Barrett songs on the winery hi-fi, signing off each bottle as he goes.
PINOT NOIR

Indigenous to Burgundy, this fabulous grape variety is a tricky customer to grow: get it right and you’ll taste some of the world’s best red wine, get it wrong and you’ll taste some of the worst. It’s a cool climate grape, which may frequently fail to ripen. Transplant to a warmer climate and it will ripen too soon. It’s thin-skinned so needs to be handled with care. The bunch is a mass of grapes – a haven for any number of diseases let alone rot. 

Pinot Noir is an important ingredient in Champagne and other quality sparking wines. It’s also finding top form in Oregon, USA and Central Otago, New Zealand; areas which are now rivalling Burgundy for the true home of Pinot Noir.

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  1. Herbert Hall Rosé Sparkling Wine
    Herbert Hall Rosé Sparkling Wine, 2014
    Kent
    Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
    Rating:
    100%

    From £45.00 per bottle

  2. Herbert Hall Rosé Sparkling Wine with Wooden Gift Box
    Herbert Hall Rosé Sparkling Wine with Wooden Gift Box, 2014
    Kent
    Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
    Rating:
    100%
    £56.00
  3. Herbert Hall Brut Sparkling Wine
    Herbert Hall Brut Sparkling Wine, 2015
    Kent
    Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

    From £39.00 per bottle

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