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Sharpham 'Little Bee' Pinot Gris Skin Contact 2022

A complex and textured 'orange wine' produced with minimal intervention from start to finish. The nose has layered aromas of ruby grapefruit, white strawberry, and orange peel, with raspberry and sour stone fruit flavours on the palate supported by soft and grippy tannins, a taut acidity and a long generous finish.

This wine is part of our new 'Don't Feed The Ponies' range of more experimental wines, a reference to a campaign on Dartmoor National Park to discourage visitors from feeding the wild horses that roam there. The source of the River Dart begins way up in the heart of the moors, and it's the river that influences how our grapes grow. For every bottle purchased from this range, we'll donate 25p to the Dartmoor Preservation Association to preserve the natural habitat.

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  • Style
    Dry / Textured / Complex orange wine
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Gris
  • Vintage
    2022
  • Ageing
    2-3 weeks on skins
  • ABV
    11%

Wine Making

The grapes were hand harvested in October before being removed from the stems and crushed. We let the juice soak in contact with the skins for two to three weeks to extract flavour, colour and tannin before transferring the free run juice into stainless steel where we waited for the fermentation to take place naturally by relying upon indigenous vineyard yeasts. The wine is bottled without any fining or filtration in order to maximise flavour and texture and can therefore appear slightly hazy with some harmless sediment.