Albourne Estate Red Pino Noir
TASTING NOTES This is a very approachable, instantly recognisable cool climate Pinot Noir with aromas of spice (black and white pepper), red sweet cherry, blueberry, and subtle violet on the nose. On the palate, it is delicate and light bodied with gentle, smooth yet firm tannins and a crisp refreshing finish. We like it best opened an hour before drinking and served at room temperature.
FOOD PAIRING duck • veal • venison
BLEND Pinot Noir
Red Pinot Noir 2019
What does Albourne have to say?
"This is our second vintage of Red Pinot Noir and displays a deeper, richer ruby colour and a more complex nose than our 2018 version. This is partly due to the vintage and partly due to increased use of the ‘saignee’ method during winemaking. The nose offers aromas of rich dark berries including black cherries backed by notes of cigarbox, black olives and dark chocolate. On the palate it delivers excellent body for a cool climate Pinot Noir with mature soft tannins, a balanced mouthfeel and a harmonious lingering finish. All of this wine has spent 12 months in a mix of new and old French oak barrels before being bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered, under cork to allow gentle ageing."
"Whilst ready to drink now it will evolve and improve over the next 3 to 5 years becoming even smoother and more elegant. Serve at room temperature (18-20ºC)."
Pairing suggestions: "Highly enjoyable with charcuteries cheese and nuts as an aperitif and great with a casserole or barbecued meats and vegetables."
Albourne Estate Vineyard Profile
Albourne Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful South Downs. The vineyard is just eight miles from Brighton in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Albourne’s winemakers craft small quantities of award-winning still and sparkling English wine using only our own sustainably grown grapes. We regularly visit Albourne Estate on our wine tours of Sussex. Why not join us for a tour?
Albourne Wine Estate was established in 2010 by husband and wife team, Alison Nightingale and Nick Cooper. It has rapidly established itself as an innovative and quality-led English wine producer at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry. Following a career in marketing working overseas for large multinationals, Alison took a step back in 2004 and with two young children completed a Viticulture & Enology degree at Plumpton College, before searching for their own site to establish a vineyard in England. After a lengthy search they came across Albourne Farm, just 5 minutes from where they lived in Hurstpierpoint. Albourne Estate has the perfect combination of location, geology and buildings, it is also one fo the most beautiful vineyards in Sussex.
Over the past 11 years they have established the vineyard, a winery and a stunning new Tasting Room. From winning ‘UK Wine of the Year’ in 2015 with a Bacchus wine from the second ever harvest, the range, quality and reputation of Albourne Estate wines has grown. This includes traditional and charmat method sparkling wines, white and red still wines and one of the first English Vermouths.
Visit Albourne Estate
You can visit Albourne for tours and tastings, or why not join a Great British Wine Tour and let us do the driving!