Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris, Stopham Estate
“Precision, Passion, Craft and Sustainability” is the apt motto of Simon Woodhead’s, Stopham Estate. Having begun his career as an engineer, designing parts for Formula One racing cars, Simon discovered a passion for wine while living in Spain and in 2005 he enrolled at Plumpton College to study winemaking. In 2007 Simon planted six hectares of vines, predominantly Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, at Stopham Estate, near Pulborough West Sussex. The estate is known locally for its ancient buildings that were recorded in the Domesday Book, as well as the swans that swim the River Arun, the banks of which form the lower boundary to the vineyards.
The Pinot Gris is off-dry and pale lemon in colour, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character on the nose. On the palate, it has excellent balance with crisp acidity. It is full in bodied, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long, with a lively citrus and stone-fruit finish.
If you haven’t tried an English still wine, this is a good place to start; perfect outside with a plate of English asparagus or a salad of smoked salmon and prawns.
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