Planted in 2009, Dalwood Vineyard was formed by a collective of six villagers from the village of Dalwood in East Devon. Now in its third vintage the Dalwood Brut is a delicate blend of Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir.
The Dalwood entertains with a pretty, clean nose of crisp red apple and pear, with light floral and hedgerow notes; very fragrant and appealing.
The palate continues in a refreshing, light style of orchard fruit flavours with bright green apple and crisp citrus. The Pinot is more noticeable on the finish, where a hint of cherry blossom and cranberry lingers.
What interests was the steely, chalky textures on the finish, again assisted by a low dosage.