Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Light and elegant
Palette: Blackberries and burnt cherries
Alcohol Content: 11%
Harvest: October 2018
Bottled: March 2019
Winemaker: Steve Brooksbank
Beneath the crest of the ancient Mererigge, Aldwick’s Pinot Noir vines align the south-facing slope. Saxon for ‘Middle Boundary’, the Mererigge is a striking ridge that links Aldwick to Sutton Hill, offering panoramic views of the Yeo Valley and Mendip Hills. The Saxon Charter of 904 AD cites the Mererigge as a Somerset landmark, almost two centuries before the Domesday Book’s entry for Alduic – Saxon for ‘Old Dairy Farm’. One thousand years later, in 1904, the forebears of the Watts family began to tend the land and a dairy herd at Aldwick Court Farm.
From this hectare of Pinot Noir, only the finest grapes are judiciously hand-selected by a stalwart band of harvesters, comprised of Aldwick’s Home Team, friends & family.
SILVER – Wines of Great Britain awards 2020