Pinot Noir, Bee Tree
The Bee Tree Vineyard in West Sussex is owned and run by Vine-Works, who also provides a suite of management services from planting through to harvest for vineyards across the UK. They use their 1.5-hectare site of vines to trial new management approaches which they might then apply to vineyards they manage for their clients. They manage rows in different ways to truly understand what benefits soil and vine health the most. Using a combination of advancements in soil health analysis, whilst using old forms of cover cropping and manual de-weeding to get better and better results. This has been rewarded with sustainability certification.
They are truly distinctive wines that sit firmly in the new still wine era for this country. The 2018 Pinot Noir is bright fruited, lively and a worthy competitor to Beaujolais or Cote Chalonaise Burgundy. The small addition of Cabernet Noir (not Sauvignon) adds a backbone to the wine.
Viticulture & Winemaking Sustainable farming and modern winemaking
Grapes Pinot Noir & Cabernet Noir
Region East Sussex, England
Tasting Note Summer berries, bramble fruit, and earthy undertones.