Boutique English wine, grown and made in the Teign Valley, Devon. Huxbear Vineyard was planted by Ben and Lucy Hulland in 2007 on 14 acres of south and southwest facing slopes in the Teign Valley, Devon.
A further planting was undertaken in 2013 bringing the total planted area to just over 15 acres. In the vineyard, minimum intervention vine growing and wine making practises are employed as well as integrated pest management to minimise the impact on the environment.
In the winery, which is fully off grid with most of their power produced from our onsite solar array, they also strive to reduce their impact by repurposing and reusing equipment and stainless steel tanks, and by avoiding power intensive operations that are normally standard practice in the wine industry.
Until now this has been something of a Devonshire secret, available at farmers markets and a small number of local shops, but it’s so good we want everyone to know about it.
All the fruit was grown on their own vineyard in the Teign Valley, South Devon on vines planted in 2007. The vineyard is planted on south facing slopes at an altitude of 75-100 metres above sea level. The soil is silt loam with granite and siltstone aggregates. The vines are planted at a planting density of 3500 vines/ha.
100% Pinot Noir (Burgundian clones 777 & 828), Picked in October 2021, this wine is then fermented in stainless steel with French oak. Aged in oak barrels for six months. Bottled in June 2022. Unfiltered.
Overall, 2021 was a fairly late harvest, coming off the back of some very mixed weather conditions; late spring frosts, rain at flowering and off and on throughout the growing season bringing lower yields and high disease risk that had to be carefully managed.
Smooth and refined, this unfiltered red wine is made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes grown here at Huxbear. It has aromas of blackberries, violets and liquorice, with a medium bodied and expressive palate.
Try with Doritos BBQ chips, red pepper hummus and pita, mushroom pizza or veggie risotto