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Sharpham - Pinot Noir 2018

Sharpham

Pinot Noir 2018

Devon, UK


This nectar is a 100% Pinot Noir from Devon, a county in the southwest England. The grapes underwent a cold macerated for at least a week prior to the fermentation with the inclusion of some whole bunch and stems. There is a post fermentation maceration period of at least a week before a partial malolactic fermentation. Then the divine juice aged for 8 months in 6th use French oak barrels. Cheers!


Appearance

In the glass the wine has a purple colour. The intensity is medium.


Nose

The aromas intensity is medium plus. At the nostrils, it is a triumph of fresh and crunchy red fruits, with a light hint of black pepper. After a couple of swirlings, a light note of farmyard comes out.


Palate

In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The tannins are medium and extremely rounded. The alcohol is medium too, just 11.5%. The flavour intensity is medium plus with red fruits, especially sours cherry, and floral notes of violet being the only fragrances. The lasting is medium.


Conclusion

This nectar is what in Italy we would call “vinello”. It means an honest light body wine with a quite simple aromatic palette. It is fine to moisturize the jaws while eating some nibbles or a charcuterie board. If this is what we are going to drink after Brexit, well… God help us! Until that moment, in the same price range, we can drink something better!


Final vote: 85

Price: £15.99 at Waitrose


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