Time flies so quickly down here in Devon. It's been over ten years since Caroline and Lance bought the Calancombe Estate and six years since we harvested our first grapes for our 2018 wines. And here we are on the cusp of launching our latest limited-edition premium wines to our growing list of dedicated followers and suppliers. Blessed with a unique microclimate, south-facing slopes and free-draining soil, we are immensely proud of the grapes we cultivate and what our team achieves. We hope everyone will enjoy the fruits of our labour with the launch of what we think are four amazing new summer wines…
Two new summer Rosés
Our prize delicious sparkling wine this summer is packed with the aromas of strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants. It leaves delightfully fresh notes of strawberry and peach on the palate and compliments a summer’s evening as an aperitif or afternoon Devon High Tea perfectly. Our Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 Sparkling Wine (12%) is made using the traditional method employed in producing champagne. The addition of yeast and sugar to the base wine allows individual fermentation and the development the unique character of the wine. Each bottle is a real labour of love and a must-have for this summer.
Our Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 (10.5%) is a delicious salmon pink wine made from our 100% Pinot Noir grapes. It carries aromas of summer fruits and citrus on the nose, followed by hints of strawberry and peach on the palate. Like its more audacious big sister, our Pinot Noir Rose is perfect for a light salad lunch with any grilled meats, a selection of small plates on the terrace and as an evening aperitif.
Two new flavoursome whites
More summer flavours are evident in our new Pinot Gris 2022 (11%) and slightly stronger Ortega (11.5%). Both are created from 100% of their namesake grape variety, peach flavours are evident amongst the other unique aromas. Our Pinot Gris also boasts notes of honeysuckle and citrus and has balanced acidity with a little residual sweetness on the palate.
Our first batch made from 100 % Ortega is part-fermented in oak barrels, adding a depth of interest to the final product. A deliciously light but rounded wine our Ortega 2022 offers aromas of peach, grapefruit and a touch of spice on the nose. And extra notes of melon, vanilla and oak on the palate.
All our new 2022 wines are available for pre-order NOW