Matt Gregory The Field Blend 2021
Matt Gregory The Field Blend 2021
£20.00

Matt Gregory

Matt Gregory The Field Blend 2021

Country: England
Region: Leicestershire
Grapes: 35% Seyval, 30% Solaris,10% Bacchus,10% Regent,10% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Gris
Colour: Light Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 10%
Vintage: 2021


Vegan friendly


Working as a wine merchant in England for more than 20 years, Matt Gregory eventually started making his own wines in Sussex and in New Zealand, where he worked alongside Theo Coles (of The Hermit Ram in North Canterbury).

Matt’s wines originate both from England and Italy, and are all labelled as ‘The English Winemaker’. He has a natural approach to winemaking and allows the different terroirs to express themselves.

The English wines are produced from grapes grown at the organically farmed Walton Brook Vineyard (two hectares, south facing) on the Leicestershire Wolds. Soil includes 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone (mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell) overlain with two million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

The Italian wines come from Villa Giada in Piedmont, grapes are sustainably farmed, no synthetic herbicides or pesticides are used.

The Field Blend is a light red blend of everything that grows at Walton Brook. 2021 was a tricky vintage for still wines so far North but Matt made a wine that is such a great wine bar wine. It is currently very popular in kegs for our wine on tap program.

"Solaris was first to be picked and was fermented 50% whole bunch and 50% pressed juice and left for two weeks post alcoholic fermentation before being pressed to tank. The balance of the grapes were the last to be picked, they were destemmed and co-fermented on skins for a week before being pressed. The co-ferment established a yeast flor or veil and was aged under it for 3 months. Sulphur was added at the rate of 20ppm just before bottling but the wine was not fined or filtered."

PRODUCER NOTES

Working as a wine merchant in England for more than 20 years, Matt Gregory eventually started making his own wines in Sussex and in New Zealand, where he worked alongside Theo Coles (of The Hermit Ram in North Canterbury).

Matt’s wines originate both from England and Italy, and are all labelled as ‘The English Winemaker’. He has a natural approach to winemaking and allows the different terroirs to express themselves.

The English wines are produced from grapes grown at the organically farmed Walton Brook Vineyard (two hectares, south facing) on the Leicestershire Wolds. Soil includes 200 million year old Jurassic fine grained limestone (mud made up from carbonates of coral and shell) overlain with two million year old glacial deposits featuring limestone, flint and ironstone.

The Italian wines come from Villa Giada in Piedmont, grapes are sustainably farmed, no synthetic herbicides or pesticides are used.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

The Field Blend is a light red blend of everything that grows at Walton Brook. 2021 was a tricky vintage for still wines so far North but Matt made a wine that is such a great wine bar wine. It is currently very popular in kegs for our wine on tap program.

"Solaris was first to be picked and was fermented 50% whole bunch and 50% pressed juice and left for two weeks post alcoholic fermentation before being pressed to tank. The balance of the grapes were the last to be picked, they were destemmed and co-fermented on skins for a week before being pressed. The co-ferment established a yeast flor or veil and was aged under it for 3 months. Sulphur was added at the rate of 20ppm just before bottling but the wine was not fined or filtered."