The second of a duo of Pinots from Hush Heath which together show just how far English Pinot has come. The grapes were only picked two months ago, having gone through carbonic maceration and a brief spell in new oak. It’s bold, it’s vivid, and it’s England’s answer to Beaujoulais Nouveau.
The colour is amazingly striking: bright ruby with magenta hints and a punchy nose to match. It’s unquestionably red fruit-focussed, with cherry, raspberry and cranberry aromas, paired with smoky cedarwood spice, violet and floral blossoms.
It’s packed to the brim with tangy, pure red fruit. With all the red berries that the nose promised, the acidity is bright, tingling, almost spritzy. But it’s not overwhelming, as the fruit also has a soft, generous touch. Most commendable, though, is the firm but superbly integrated oak and hit of almost salted-pretzel savouriness.
The generosity and ripeness of the 2018 vintage manifests itself in waves of ripe red and black berries.
An outstanding English Pinot, packed full of ripe, concentrated red fruit and wondrous mouthfeel.
A superbly balanced Pinot Noir from Hush Heath, with youthful red berry flavours and delicate textures.
The best Pinot Noir from Hush Heath yet? Beautiful red fruit and new found depth.
Clean, vibrant and almost Chablis-like Chardonnay from Kent's Hush Heath.
Fresh, clean and elegant English rosé with subtle texture.