White Castle Vineyard is a Welsh vineyard situated near the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth it is owned and run by Robb and Nicola Merchant.
Having purchased the 12 acre small holding in 1995 they converted the milking parlour into their home a year later, however it was 2008 before the dream of owning a vineyard become a reality, the 5 acre gently sloping, south facing field was purchased, soil tests were performed and vines ordered.
May 2009 saw the planting of 4000 vines, the varieties of vines planted were Pinot Noir, Regent, Rondo, Seyval Blanc & Phoenix, now there was no turning back, May 2010 saw a further planting of 800 vines this variety being Siegerrebe.
May 2019 marked their 10 year Anniversary since first planting and to mark this milestone they have planted a further 2000 vines these varieties are Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
100% Pinot Noir Précoce
Pinot Noir Précoce gives a fabulous complex bouquet of dark red berries with layers of mineral nuances, soft tannins are complemented by the subtle use of French Oak barrels. Juicy lush generous on the palate
The grapes were hand harvested in September 2018 and the juice fermented in stainless Steel vats.
A perfect accompaniment with Glamorgan sausage & fried field mushroom rice, faggots & mash with onion gravy or gruyere