New Hall Wine Estate: 2021 releases from this Crouch Valley (Essex, England) winery


One of England’s oldest commercial vineyards, planted in 1969 by Bill and Sheila Greenwood. That year they began with 850 Reichensteiner vines, and the following year 2800 Huxelrebe and Muller Thurgau vines joined them in the ground. The first commercial vintage was 1972, producing 3 tons. Bacchus was first planted in 1977, and now they have 120 acres of vines.

New Hall Single Estate Bacchus 2021 Crouch Valley, Essex
11% alcohol. Brightly aromatic with zippy citrus fruit, some table grape notes, and a touch of elderflower. The palate is pure and vivid with zesty citrus fruit, nice grapey notes and high acidity. Crisp and pristine: benchmark Bacchus. 88/100 (£16)

New Hall Barons Lane White 2021 Crouch Valley, Essex
11% alcohol. Schonburg, Huxelrebe and Pinot Blanc. Attractive citrus fruit nose is pure and assertive with some floral hints, a twist of elderflower and some lemon zest. In the mouth this is juicy and alert with nice freshness and purity. Has a long lemony finish. Lovely fruit and balance here: pure and well made. 89/100 (£13.50)

New Hall Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 Crouch Valley, Essex
11% alcohol. Made from heritage vines planted in the 1970s. Very pale pink in colour, this is light, pure and fruity with subtle mandarin and redcurrant notes, some cherry, and a core of bright lemony fruit. Has a subtle sappiness, and finishes with keen acidity. Pure and fruit-driven. 87/100 (£16.50)

New Hall Barons Lane Red 2021 Crouch Valley, Essex
11% alcohol. Fruhburgunder, Rondo, Regent, Acolon and Zweigelt, with 5 g/l residual sugar. A light red cherry in colour, this blend shows fruity aromas of red cherries, plums and a touch of sweet spicy oak. In the mouth it is bright and berryish with some summer pudding character and lovely delicacy and harmony. Such pretty sweet fruit here, with no rough edges. Finishes with wild strawberries. Such a summery red, and probably best served slightly chilled. 90/100 (£14.50)

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