Exploring the 2022 Founder’s Vintage Pinot Noir from Martin’s Lane Vineyard, Crouch Valley, Essex

By | 24 April 2024

This is an impressive example of English Pinot Noir, sourced from a unique vineyard in the Crouch Valley, which is frequented by many top-notch winemakers. This wine stands as a fitting tribute to one of the founder owners of the vineyard, Roy Martin, who tragically passed away last year. It’s the creation of renowned winemaker John Worontschak at Litmus, who considers this the best fruit he has come across in his 40-year career with English wine. The wine is matured in a mix of one, two and three-year-old oak barrels.

For more information on the Crouch Valley, check out this article.

Presenting the exquisite Martin’s Lane Vineyard Founder’s Vintage Pinot Noir 2022 from Crouch Valley, Essex, England
With an alcohol content of 13%, this wine is a delightful surprise to blind taste testers. It boasts a balanced, fully matured Pinot Noir from England and offers a fragrant red cherry aroma with a hint of spicy oak. On tasting, pleasing notes of raspberry and cherry come forth, concluding with a firm structure. Over time, this wine bears the potential for positive progression as the oak integrates better. A noteworthy and classy offering, it pays a fitting tribute to Roy Martin. 93/100

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