Where does it come from?
Made by Brent Marris. The Pinot Noir grapes come from the Ben Morven and The Slopes vineyards (Southern Valleys of Marlborough), famous for their rich clay based soils, giving concentrated and rich wines. This Pinot Noir is the ideal wine for Spring as it is fresh and light, and versatile to pair with most foods.
How is it made?
All the fruit is picked my hand and predominately destemmed without crushing into small open top fermentation tanks. Some whole clusters were included in select batches. The grapes were cold soaked for around 5 days, before a rapid, warm fermentation. The ferments were hand plunged 2 – 5 times each day to keep the skins in intimate contact with the fermenting juice, then left to macerate for an additional week post fermentation. The young wines were then drained and pressed before being aged in 50% new French oak puncheons for 11 months, with malolactic fermentation occurring naturally as the weather warmed in early spring.
What does it taste like?
Bright notes of wild berries on the nose are transformed into savoury elements of tobacco leaf and lightly toasted cedar on the palate, enhanced by crunchy red berry fruit flavours.
What should you drink it with?
Match with Spinach and mushroom stuffed smoked pork loin served with hasselback potatoes and beetroot jam.
The King’s Wrath 2014 is available from Ocado, £18.99