Vynfields 2012 Estate and Reserve Pinot Noirs

Under the new ownership of Harry and Zinder Guo and their syndicate of friends, Vynfields has continued under the same organic and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking regimes as established by John Bell and Kaye McAulay. Talking to Harry recently, I was impressed with how keen the new owners are in retaining the key factors that have made Vynfields a success. At present there are very few changes, with the exception of new sales in the Chinese market where some of the syndicate members are based. I’m sure that there will be changes as Harry and Zinder come to fully understand the winegrowing operation and implement some of their ideas and innovations in the coming future.

As part of the natural progression of business, Vynfields have released the 2012 ‘Estate’ and ‘Reserve’ Pinot Noirs, which I understand there is considerable demand for in China. The concept of single vineyard, burgundian-styled and quality wines is gaining favour among wine aficionados who have previously focussed on Bordeaux. I review these wines here. They come from a cool and challenging vintage, and the wines are not as rich as the previous few years, but they still reassuringly show the results of different level cropping levels. www.vynfields.com


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