Leisure started with three friends talking about making a natural wine. None of us had a vineyard, but we decided to do it anyway.
We started in a cold barn outside Edinburgh and now we have graduated to a cold industrial unit off the Old Kent Road next to a nice tray factory.
We add nothing and take nothing away.
This means we deal in spontanious fermentation and the best fruits that we can find in season year to year.
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English Still White Blend
Redbank Vineyard, Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK
Natural south facing amphitheatre with vines planted in 2007 and 2014
Loam, clay, sand
Vines date back on the site from as early as the late 13th century
Organic practices followed, fruit harvested by hand
A 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Muscaris
Picked and fermented separately in stainless steel
Blended 8 weeks before bottling
Chardonnay was 50% destemmed and foot crushed with 7 day maceration on skins
Muscaris was 80% full bunch/20% destemmed and foot crushed with 8 days maceration, one punch down per day
Pressed in a 100L basket press into stainless steel
No sulphur was added at any point
Filtration and bottling by gravity alone
355 bottles - 75cl - 11.5% ABV
Contains natural sediment, leave to settle or shake lightly before opening
Contains naturally occurring sulphites