The Winery by Laneberg Wine is Tyneside’s first Urban Winery. They handcraft wine from grapes grown in England with minimal intervention to let the true character of the grapes shine through.
100% Rondo grapes from Somborne Valley vineyard, Hampshire. Harvested 30th September 2020.
Crushed and destemmed, then fermented at 25°C in stainless steel using Laffort Zymaflore RB2 yeast, with regular pump-overs. Fermentation took eight days, with four days extra maceration post ferment to maximise flavour. Pressed in hydraulic basket press. Aged in old French oak for five months, filtered and then bottled at the winery.
This red wine is a deep ruby colour, it has a medium body with aromas and flavours of blackberries and plums, with a light spice from five months in French oak.
Fab with meatloaf and mustard sauce, spicy smoky shroom sausages with mini waffles or a lentil and beetroot burger with chilli salad