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Westwell Summer Field 2020
£19.50

Westwell

Westwell Summer Field 2020

Country: England
Region: Kent
Grape: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Weight: 1314g
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vintage: 2020

Adrian Pike used to be in the music industry, forming Moshi Moshi Records and State 51. When the time came for a change in life, he chose winemaking. After graduating from Plumpton College he went to work at Davenport, there learning the importance, and sometimes difficulty, of organic viticulture in England. In 2016 an opportunity came up to buy Westwell Wine Estate, a south facing slope on chalk soil in the Kent Downs planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Ortega. Adrian is joined by viticulturist Marcus Goodwin who was at Davenport Vineyards for over 20 years.

With their first year spent getting used to new surroundings Westwell took things a little more experimental in 2017, and then further still in 2018. Opting to reduce the sprays from 4 times a year, to 2 times a year to, in 2019 only once a year (in Spring) he is working practically organically. They will not be certified, as this is just too much of a risk in such a marginal climate, but will always opt for the most sustainable option.

Summer Field Blend combines Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The grapes are destemmed into stainless steel tanks for maceration. The wine is racked and fermented with indigenous yeasts at cool temperatures (Natural malolactic fermentation in May and bottled in June).

PRODUCER NOTES

Adrian Pike used to be in the music industry, forming Moshi Moshi Records and State 51. When the time came for a change in life, he chose winemaking. After graduating from Plumpton College he went to work at Davenport, there learning the importance, and sometimes difficulty, of organic viticulture in England. In 2016 an opportunity came up to buy Westwell Wine Estate, a south facing slope on chalk soil in the Kent Downs planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Ortega. Adrian is joined by viticulturist Marcus Goodwin who was at Davenport Vineyards for over 20 years.

With their first year spent getting used to new surroundings Westwell took things a little more experimental in 2017, and then further still in 2018. Opting to reduce the sprays from 4 times a year, to 2 times a year to, in 2019 only once a year (in Spring) he is working practically organically. They will not be certified, as this is just too much of a risk in such a marginal climate, but will always opt for the most sustainable option.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Summer Field Blend combines Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The grapes are destemmed into stainless steel tanks for maceration. The wine is racked and fermented with indigenous yeasts at cool temperatures (Natural malolactic fermentation in May and bottled in June).