Martin’s Lane Vineyard, Crouch Valley Single Estate Pinot Noir ‘Blanc de Noirs’ 2018
A unique white wine carefully pressed from beautifully ripened Pinot Noir grapes exuding red berry fruit aromas with strawberry, raspberry and cherry to the fore. The palate is mouth-wateringly crisp and refined with subliminal hints of vanillin oak ensuring a long finish. A complex and exciting wine that will drink well from an early stage but with further improvement assured for many years to come. Another collector’s piece!
John Worontschak – Winemaker
The Corky Verdict
Amy – Delicate aromas of strawberry and red berry fruits, fresh acidity and a mineral like quality on the finish. One of the best English wines we’ve ever tried.
Sam – The nose is beautiful, almost fat on the palate with a lovely crisp acidity. A superb wine, it’s hard to believe that this was made here in Essex.
- Pairs with: Fish
- Year: 2018
- Category: Medium body
- Location: River Crouch, Essex, England
- Type: Pinot Noir
- Percentage: 12.5% ABV
Martin’s Lane Vineyard on the River Crouch occupies a site probably unrivalled in England for growing the very finest fruit for wine production.
Set on 30 acres of south and west facing slopes Martin’s Lane Vineyard commands spectacular views across the upper reaches of the River Crouch estuary in this warmest and driest corner of the country.
The vineyard’s beautiful hillside location situated within a designated Special Landscape area occupies a site creating all the conditions necessary for the production of the very finest quality grapes.
Its river location offers a perfect temperate climate and the tides provide the vital spring frost protection essential to the full development and ripening of the premium grape varieties grown so successfully on this site with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris all showing outstanding results.
Testament to this is provided by the range of limited release wines available under the Martin’s Lane own label and brand.