Diamond Fields is a south-facing sandy clay soil site planted in 2000. This organic Pinot Noir was made with no filtration, limited use of sulphur, no fining, whole berry fermentation (destemmed), and maturation in old oak barriques for six months. The result is a wine with a rich colour and substantial body, with flavours of cherries and blackberry and a backbone of tannic structure. Can be drunk now or kept for up to 5 years.
Will Davenport is one of the pioneers of organic wine production in the UK, converting his vines and winery to organic systems in the year 2000. He now has 24 acres of vineyards, mostly at Horsmonden in Kent plus a smaller vineyard next to the winery at Rotherfield, East Sussex - all certified organic by the Soil Association.