All vineyards are located on the 400 acre estate in the heart of Kent. Wealden clay soils overlay Tunbridge Wells sand. Vines are trellised using the double guyot method with vertical shot positioning. Planting density is 3300 vines per hectare and the whole estate is managed sustainably.
2015 was a long year in the vineyard; late flowering with good fruit set and changeable weather led to a very late harvest as the grapes were coaxed to their optimum ripeness. Vinification Whole bunch pressed at Hush Heath’s state of the art winery. Cool fermentation took place at 14-16°C in stainless steel with selected yeasts to encourage an aromatic, fresh and fruit forward style. No malolactic fermentation was practised to retain the wine’s racy acidity, preserving purity of fruit and site.
The wine spent two to three months ageing on its lees and was then skilfully blended before bottling. The colour is not obtained using the saignee method, but the wine is blended to make the most of Hush Heath’s Chardonnay and Pinot varieties.
A delicate pale pink hue, floral notes with hints of ripe pear on the nose, red fruits and citrus zest. Refreshing grapefruit acidity on the palate, with fresh strawberries, cherries and a juicy finish.
Grape varieties 70% Pinot Noir 25% Chardonnay 5% Pinot Meunier
Region Southern England
Winemaker Victoria Ash
Alcohol (ABV) 10.5%
Residual Sugar 8.4g/l
Wine pH 3.04