2019 Dilworth and Allain 'Doug's Vineyard' Pinot Noir
“Our philosophy has been to make wines that we would love to drink. That have a sense of place and are able to tell a story. We seek to make wine that is refreshing and interesting, allowing time for maturation and evolution in the cellar. We believe in producing wines that are un-fined, unfiltered, using natural yeasts and with sulphur being the only additive along the way.”
Dilworth and Allain are doing amazing things and we’re so keen to see where the guys take this.
This is the first release of Pinot Noir by Chris and Loique from Doug's Vineyard in Romsey – the same vineyard that Joshua Cooper sources his fruit from for his eponymous label.
Sour cherry, raspberry, spice and fresh mint, slight dusty earthiness. It’s very fine and light, feathery almost, with a spicy and sappy and bitter orange cast to the acidity, gentle dusty tannin, nice energy, and a sour cherry finish of good length offering perfume and spice. In some respects, much like a light Nebbiolo.