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Best English Wines

Oastbrook – Cuvee 2014 An award winning wine predominantly Chardonnay left on the lees for 75 months. Sugrue – Trouble with Dreams This is Dermot Sugrue’s entry wine but it beats the top wines from most houses. Gusbourne – Blanc de Noirs 2018 Gusbourne’s Pinot Noir has a distinctive flavour from the rich …

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Daylight external of the Waterside Lodge at Oastbrook

What is Avalon

What is Avalon? Avalon was the mythical island to which King Arthur was carried over the water to his final resting place in paradise. It was known as the island of fruit or Avalon. According to Celtic mythology it was where Excalibur, King Arthur’s swaord was forged. Avalon symbolises a paradise of magic, utopia and …

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America Brewer with her grapes at Oastbrook Estate

Pinot Noir Clones

Described by Robinson? as a finicky vine, in Champagne it is a key blend component of sparkling wine with light pressing of its just ripe berries, with more 20% more hectares planted than in Burgundy. In England 24.7% of all grapevines ?are now Pinot Noir . Pinot Noir is especially clonally diverse with 18 clones …

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