Renegade, 'Varnika' Pinot Noir 2020
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British Pinot Noir! Light-bodied, soft and fresh with cranberries, cherries nettles and rosemary. The grapes were destemmed by hand and fermented naturally (by wild yeasts). After fermentation it was pressed off the skins and transferred to oak barrels, where it aged for 1.5 years before being bottled.
Renegade isn't a traditional producer as they don't have a vineyard and instead buy their grapes depending on quality from growers in the UK and as far and wide as Albania. This may seem mad to a lot of traditionalists however a great line/description on their about us page is "Just like a chef who can select in-season vegetables from the best growers, we can change suppliers and pick the best grapes depending on the weather, regional variances and other external factors" which when you think about it seems obvious right? Why have the restraints of having to use the same grapes year in year out even if you know the previous vintage was better? Anyway, we have long been fans of these guys not because of their ethos and culture or their incredibly original labeling but because their wines absolutely BANG!
Region: Suffolk, England
Grapes: Pinot Noir