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Walton Brook Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013 classic method: tasting

Every year the Euposia Challenge presents interesting innovations in the panorama of the international classic method. This Pinot gris comes from Leicestershire, a vine not widely used in sparkling wines; technology and clones from Germany for this winery started in 2008 on hills facing south in this county in the heart of the United Kingdom, just north of Leicester. Walton Brook is a small winery, with just under 10 thousand vines planted and this Pinot Gris is 2013 with disgorging in 2018. Brilliant in the glass, it has immediate citrine notes of lime with white flowers, herbaceous and notes of powder. The palate is very fresh, acidic shoulder still important despite the evolution on the yeasts, wide palate where citrus notes, grapefruit and a soft almond finish typical of the vine return. Inviting to drink, very pleasant and overall very balanced.


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Walton Brook Vineyard near Loughborough has prosperous future

From, the Leicester Mercury

Something exciting is happening in the pretty countryside of north Leicestershire. Tom Pegden trudged through the February snow to investigate.

In fields, halfway between Six Hills and Loughborough, there is a vineyard. And it’s quite a big vineyard – 9,000 vines on 10 acres of gently sloping, south-facing land.

The land is owned by Burton on the Wolds arable farmers Richard & Trevor Eggleston, who took the plunge to diversify following a suggestion from Trevor’s son-in-law, and now business partner, Ceri Griffiths in 2007.

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