The Winbirri Vineyards Pinot Noir is surprisingly fuller bodied than you might expect, whilst this is still quite a light red wine, maybe bordering on medium bodied. It has a depth and body that you would not expect from an English red wine. This still has all the characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape too you can expect to find that the colour is Garnet. On the nose you will find great black and red berry notes with a hint of raspberry. On the pallet the fruit flavours just burt out. Whilst we normally talk about red wine being served at room temperature this wine has enough fruit to take a little chill. Cant wait to try that in the heat of summer!
FOOD MATCH The wine is a perfect weight to accompany Duck or grilled Lamb or really good on its own.
GRAPE VARIETIES Pinot Noir
Winbirri Vineyards wine ‘Best Norfolk Producer’ in the Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016
East Anglia Wine Awards 2015 – Bronze Medal
East Anglia Wine Awards 2014 – Bronze Medal
Winbirri Wines are based in Surlingham, Norfolk. A sleepy unassuming village that dates back to Saxon times. You will find Lee Dyer and his father Steve running a small but extremely high quality wine business. From their farming traditions Steve planted a few vines to ‘See what they would do” and 8 years later we have the answer! Winbirri Wines is now run by Lee and they now have 25 acres under vine with a steadily growing output approaching 80,000 bottles per year. Over the years they have impressed the Judges at both the English and Welsh Wine Awards and the East Anglia Wine Awards with an aray of awards over the years and last year the Bacchus was voted in the top 20 Bacchus in the country.
Often asked where the name originates, it is from the Saxon words, Win meaning Wine and a Birri is an orchard.