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Westwell - Pelegrim NV

Westwell - Pelegrim Nv

Type Sparkling
Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Country/Region United Kingdom, Kent
Alcohol 11%
Product number: 221304
£27.50
Price per bottle
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Description

Pelegrim means Pilgrim in middle English (circa 12th century) and recognises the history of our forbearers that walked the Pilgrim’s Way above our vineyard for centuries on their final leg to Canterbury. This wine replicates this tradition in how the grapes are grown, selected and fermented.

The Pelegrim NV is a traditional bottle-fermented sparkling wine that is made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay with reserve wines from previous vintages to give further complexity and a consistent extra dry non-vintage style. The wines are lees-aged in bottle for 18-24 months to give depth and some biscuity aromas which only bottle-fermentation can deliver.

ABV

11.0%

Bottle Size

75cl

Closure

Cork & Cage

Grape

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier

About The Winery
Our site is located just beneath the Pilgrims Way on the North Downs, a route used for centuries by pilgrims travelling to Canterbury. Just over 9 acres are planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier our sparkling wine varieties and 4 acres of Ortega - our still wine. Beneath the sandy silt-loam soil layer, lies the chalk sub-layer, similar to that in Champagne. This provides both excellent deep drainage as well as gentle moisture to the vines even in the driest of summers. Our soils contain high proportions of flint, which help drainage and retain the heat, before radiating this back during the night. There are six classified soil geologies on-site and each variety and clone has been planted according to its best-suited position. Chardonnay is situated on shallower chalky soils where flint proportions are highest as well as where it captures the evening sun best. The Pinots are on sandy/chalky soil. Our Ortega is planted in the sandiest, most sheltered spot to fully develop its fruity aromatic style.

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