Tillingham
Oaked Pinot Noir, 2020

East Sussex, England

£36.00

Tillingham, Oaked Pinot Noir, 2020

Tillingham
Oaked Pinot Noir, 2020

East Sussex, England

£36.00

Meticulously made, this English Pinot Noir is in a class of its own. Light, yet still remarkably generous, it's built from layers of red cherry, cacao, violet, damson, and spice. For a wine that's just 11% abv, it's definitely not shy on flavour. We only have 12 bottles of the 2020 vintage and then it's all gone. Don't miss out!

2020 was the first vintage that Tillingham were able to create more estate wines. As a young project, it took several years for their own vineyards to be able to produce exceptional fruit. The time has finally come, and we are excited to see how these wines develop in the coming years.

About Tillingham

Ben Walgate grew up on a farm in rural Lincolnshire. ‘This was hugely significant in my upbringing,’ he says, ‘just having this connection with the land. I never really thought about this until fairly recently when I had my own farm, how at ease I feel with it all.’ Tillingham is a fantastic project run by Ben Walgate in East Sussex. It is situated off a winding country lane on a slope leading down to the Tillingham River which meanders down to Rye

Ben uses organic compost across his five acres, and he plans to introduce sheep onto the land to help naturally control his cover crop and weeds. He's experimenting with biodynamic preparations to improve the health of his soil. In all Ben has planted around 10,000 plants including thirteen English and International grape varieties. His style is experimental, preferring natural methods and a 'try-it-and-see' approach, which is yielding some great results from this budding winemaker.  It's exciting to see such passion and instinct from English wineries.