Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Silent Pool Rosé wins Gold Award!

Much to our delight, Silent Pool Rosé 2014 has been awarded a Gold medal in the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition announced today.


It was one of only two rosés, and the only wine in Surrey, to be awarded a gold award. There were only 19 gold's in total amongst 327 entries. The wines were tasted blind by a panel of eminent judges including Anthony Foster MW (Chair), David Bird MW, Dee Blackstock MW, Robin Crameri MW, Sally Easton MW and Rebecca Hull MW.

We also had a great result for our first sparkling wine, Albury Estate Premier Cuvée, which was awarded a Silver medal - a fantastic achievement for our first bubbly.

The results are testament to the great team we have at Albury including our vineyard manager, Alex Valsecchi, and winemakers Ulrich Hoffmann (Silent Pool Rosé) and Mattieu Elzinger (Albury Estate Premier Cuvée).

Better order some now before it's all gone! Click here for stockists

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Spring is in the air - Monty's Pet Nat Episode 12

A nervous moment for Monty! His precious grapes have been fermenting in tank for two weeks and he's about to taste the juice and check if it's going to plan or not.

You can view this video, and others in the series including Episode 11 - ripe for the picking, on the Monty's Pet Nat facebook page. You can also tweet about the wine @alburyvineyard @MontyWaldin using #MontysPetNat #naturalwine.

Monty's Pet Nat is the UK's first natural wine, and has been produced by Monty Waldin and Albury Organic Vineyard. It's now available to buy from Les Caves de Pyrene, and is also available in some wine bars specialising in natural wine. To find out more about what it's all about, visit www.alburyvineyard.com/montys-pet-nat. Thanks to Seablue Media for producing these brilliant videos!

Friday, 19 June 2015

New Wine Releases for 2015

 



May 2015 saw the release of several new wines from Albury Vineyard! We are thrilled to say that our Silent Pool Rosé gets better each year, with the 2014 vintage being the best yet, and our long-awaited Albury Estate Premier Cuvée has been extremely well received!

In additon, you will probably all have seen that we have made the UK's first petillant naturel - Monty's Pet Nat. Monty Waldin, an expert in biodynamics, and Albury Vineyard have been filmed making this natural wine by Seablue Media, and we hope that you have all enjoyed the video clips, which we think are informative as well as entertaining.


This year we have also experimented with a white wine. Only 220 bottles have been made of Linda's Pinot, which is named after Nick's wife. This still blend of pinot grapes has been extremely popular with wine club members and vineyard visitors, so maybe we will make some more next year!


If you are interested in buying our wines, please see our website for stockists. Also, we are now open for vineyard tours and wine tasting and would love you to visit us. And don't forget our upcoming pop-up restaurant and opera events!


Here is some more information about our 2015 wines...


Silent Pool Ros
é 2014 (11.5% vol, certified organic): "Silent Pool Rosé 2014 is an elegant, fresh, classically pink-hued still Rosé wine made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. On the nose it opens with alluring aromas of strawberry, light cherry and peach followed by flavours of red fruits and pink grapefruit that meld with layers of clean minerality. The wine displays enticing flavours of raspberry, honeycrisp apple and bright citrus on the mid-palate, with balanced acidity and a long finish.” (Winemaker, Ulrich Hoffmann).

Albury Estate Sparkling Premier Cuvée (11.5% vol): Only 1500 bottles of this wine were produced from the 2011 and 2012 vintages.
“Albury Estate Premier Cuvée is the first quality sparkling wine produced by Albury Organic Vineyard. The wine is made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc grapes. It is an elegant, crisp, dry bubbly, with citrus fruit aromas and a hint of melon and honey.” (Winemaker, Matthieu Elzinga, Litmus Wines).

Linda's Pinot (11% vol): Only 220 bottles have been produced of this still, white wine. It is a blend of Pinot Gris (66%), Pinot Noir (20%) and Pinot Meunier (14%). Linda’s Pinot
has the classic Pinot Gris golden yellow colour with a hint of pink. On the nose it opens with citrus fruit and pear aromas followed by flavours of apple and hints of lemon. It has low acidity and balanced minerality. 

Monty's Pet Nat (9.5% vol, certified biodynamic): Monty Waldin, an expert in biodynamic wines, teamed up with Albury Organic Vineyard to produce Monty’s Pet Nat, which is the UK’s first Petillant Naturel. Only 600 bottles of this wine were produced from hand selected Chardonnay grapes. Monty’s Pet Nat is a lively fresh sparkling wine with a cloudy sediment which adds to its character. It has a ripe pear, zesty and citrus nose, and is dry on the palate with notes of fresh lemons and a hint of mandarin in the finish. Serve chilled, when the weather is warm. 


We hope that you will enjoy our wines as much as we do, and look forward to seeing you at the vineyard sometime soon.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Don't put your foot in it - Monty's Pet Nat Episode 10


What is a 'Pied de Cuvee'? All is revealed in this video with Nick Wenman and his daughter Lucy. They decided not to use their feet!

You can view this video, and others in the series including Episode 9 - Rain Rain Stay Away, on the Monty's Pet Nat facebook page. You can also tweet about the wine @alburyvineyard @MontyWaldin using #MontysPetNat #naturalwine.

Monty's Pet Nat is the UK's first natural wine, and has been produced by Monty Waldin and Albury Organic Vineyard. It's now available to buy from Les Caves de Pyrene, and is also available in some wine bars specialising in natural wine. To find out more about what it's all about, visit www.alburyvineyard.com/montys-pet-nat. Thanks to Seablue Media for producing these brilliant videos!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cruel to be kind - Monty's Pet Nat Episode 8


Monty's Pet Nat story continues! To maintain Albury Vineyard's high quality grapes, owner Nick and his manager Alex have a tough job to do. 

You can view this video, and others in the series on the Monty's Pet Nat facebook page. Remember to 'like and share' this page - when it reaches 200 likes we will give away a bottle of Monty's Pet Nat! You can also tweet about the wine @alburyvineyard @MontyWaldin using #MontysPetNat #naturalwine.

Monty's Pet Nat is the UK's first natural wine, and has been produced by Monty Waldin and Albury Organic Vineyard. It's now available to buy from Les Caves de Pyrene. To find out more about what it's all about, visit www.alburyvineyard.com/montys-pet-nat. Thanks to Seablue Media for producing these brilliant videos!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Words Fail Me - Monty's Pet Nat Outtakes!


It'll be all right on the night! Go behind the scenes to watch accomplished communicator Monty Waldin. Very rarely does he struggle to find the right words. This short video is evidence of that one time during a visit to Butcher's Hall Farm Shop.

You can view this video, and others in the series incluidng Episode 7 'A nose for good soil' on the Monty's Pet Nat facebook page. Remember to 'like and share' this page - when it reaches 200 likes we will give away a bottle of Monty's Pet Nat! You can also tweet about the wine @alburyvineyard @MontyWaldin using #MontysPetNat #naturalwine.

Monty's Pet Nat is the UK's first natural wine, and has been produced by Monty Waldin and Albury Organic Vineyard. It's now available to buy from Les Caves de Pyrene. To find out more about what it's all about, visit www.alburyvineyard.com/montys-pet-nat. Thanks to Seablue Media for producing these brilliant videos!


Monday, 18 May 2015

Good food needs good wine - Monty's Pet Nat Episode 6


A great Farm Shop not to be missed! Monty’s Pet Nat sparkling wine is being produced in the heart of the Surrey Hills, which he discovers also boasts some great food. Watch to see the delicious food he tried. 

You can view the video on the Monty's Pet Nat facebook page. Remember to 'like and share' this page - when it reaches 200 likes we will give away a bottle of Monty's Pet Nat! You can also tweet about the wine @alburyvineyard @MontyWaldin using #MontysPetNat #naturalwine.

Monty's Pet Nat is the UK's first natural wine, and has been produced by Monty Waldin and Albury Organic Vineyard. To find out more about what it's all about, visit www.alburyvineyard.com/montys-pet-nat.