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Flint Silex Blanc 2019
Flint Vineyard

Flint Silex Blanc 2019

Regular price £19.40 Sale price £13.99

Our Silex Blanc is a Pinot dominant white wine. It is a blend of Pinot Noir (10%), Chardonnay (30%), Pinot Gris (50%) and Pinot Blanc (10%). Although Pinot Noir is a red grape variety it can be used to make white wines if handled gently to ensure that no colour is extracted from the skins.

The different grape varieties were picked and vinified separately. Most were whole bunch pressed but a small percentage were crushed and de- stemmed at the winery to add texture and flavour. The primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel before transferring the wines to barrels. Our barrels were sourced directly from Pouilly-Fuissé in Burgundy and those used for the Silex had an average age of 4.5 years old.

Once in barrel, 70 % of the wines completed malolactic fermentation (MLF). This was then blended with the other 30 % that had not completed MLF, bringing together two different qualities, the latter being fresher in fruit and acidity and the former being more complex and rounder.

The resulting wine has a delicate floral and apricot nose with hints of toast and spice coming through from the oak. Although drier than the Bacchus, it is softer and more textured with more of the flavour coming from its time in oak. It is drinking well now, pairing nicely with acidic foods, and will also cellar well for up to five years.

No fining agents have been used so the wine is vegan friendly and gluten free.


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