Thurston Place, Pinot Noir, Suffolk, England, 2018Regular price £17.50
At Vino Gusto, we love selling local products, but the mere fact that they're local is secondary to quality when it comes to sourcing and buying outstanding wine. We visited Michael and Irene Rhodes at their beautiful Thurston Place Winery, just a few miles from our doorstep to see what their juice was all about.
This is a clone of Pinot Noir, known as Pinot Noir Précoce, or Fruhburgunder. Almost exclusively grown in Germany. Essentially - it's an early ripening style of Pinot Noir, meaning that in England's slightly cooler climate, the grapes for this wine were able to fully ripen and produce a juicy, soft and supple red wine - not a given for English red, yet! The winemaking is really well considered - the grapes were completely de-stemmed to remove any 'green', bitter flavours from the wine.
Best served slightly cool - this is a fresh, jammy style of wine that we can't get enough of.