Flint Vineyard Silex Blanc

Flint Vineyard Silex Blanc

Wine: Flint Vineyard Silex Blanc

Producer: Flint Vineyard

Country: England

Region: Norfolk

Vintage: 2019

Style: White

Blend: Pinot Gris 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Blanc 10%, Pinot Noir 10%

ABV: 11.5%

Size: 75cl

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Notes: Silex (French for Flint) is a refined white wine, blended from Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay.  It has been produced in a more classical style to Flint’s Bacchus, being gently whole bunch pressed & fermented & aged in 3-year old barrels sourced from Pouilly-Fuissé.  Partial malolactic fermentation lends softness & complexity whilst retaining a fresh perfume.

On the nose the wine is bursting with apricot & peach, opening up to more honeyed, toasty characters as it sits in the glass.  It has a silky, oily texture (almost umami like) meaning it excels when paired with food.  It can be enjoyed now but will age beautifully for up to 5-7 years, gradually softening & revealing more complexity over time. A truly outstanding English wine.

 

Producer Info: Husband & wife team Ben & Hannah Witchell may be relative newcomers to the winemaking business, but they’re already making waves throughout the UK.

Since its establishment in 2016, Flint Vineyard has developed a stellar reputation as one of England’s best wineries. Owners Ben & Hannah made the decision to pursue their love of wine back in 2007, quitting their jobs to travel to the world’s best winemaking regions, before eventually setting up their own vineyards on home soil when they joined forces with Norfolk farmer Adrian Hipwell to form Flint Vineyards in the sunniest, driest region in the UK.

Alongside his first class degree from Plumpton, a stint of winemaking in Beaujolais taught Ben to throw out the rulebook when it came to winemaking, in favour of the intuitive & innovative. Today, Flint is a pioneer of the Charmat method in the UK, favouring this over the traditional methods more commonly found on the English market. Alongside its artisanal Charmat Rosé, described as having ‘exceptional character’, Flint Vineyard also produces a fantastic range of still wines, & is recognised as a leading producer of English Bacchus.

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Description

Wine: Flint Vineyard Silex Blanc

Producer: Flint Vineyard

Country: England

Region: Norfolk

Vintage: 2019

Style: White

Blend: Pinot Gris 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Blanc 10%, Pinot Noir 10%

ABV: 11.5%

Size: 75cl

Vegan

 

Notes: Silex (French for Flint) is a refined white wine, blended from Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay.  It has been produced in a more classical style to Flint’s Bacchus, being gently whole bunch pressed & fermented & aged in 3-year old barrels sourced from Pouilly-Fuissé.  Partial malolactic fermentation lends softness & complexity whilst retaining a fresh perfume.

On the nose the wine is bursting with apricot & peach, opening up to more honeyed, toasty characters as it sits in the glass.  It has a silky, oily texture (almost umami like) meaning it excels when paired with food.  It can be enjoyed now but will age beautifully for up to 5-7 years, gradually softening & revealing more complexity over time. A truly outstanding English wine.

 

Producer Info: Husband & wife team Ben & Hannah Witchell may be relative newcomers to the winemaking business, but they’re already making waves throughout the UK.

Since its establishment in 2016, Flint Vineyard has developed a stellar reputation as one of England’s best wineries. Owners Ben & Hannah made the decision to pursue their love of wine back in 2007, quitting their jobs to travel to the world’s best winemaking regions, before eventually setting up their own vineyards on home soil when they joined forces with Norfolk farmer Adrian Hipwell to form Flint Vineyards in the sunniest, driest region in the UK.

Alongside his first class degree from Plumpton, a stint of winemaking in Beaujolais taught Ben to throw out the rulebook when it came to winemaking, in favour of the intuitive & innovative. Today, Flint is a pioneer of the Charmat method in the UK, favouring this over the traditional methods more commonly found on the English market. Alongside its artisanal Charmat Rosé, described as having ‘exceptional character’, Flint Vineyard also produces a fantastic range of still wines, & is recognised as a leading producer of English Bacchus.

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Vintage

2019

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Abv

11.50%

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