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 Single Variety Still Wine
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
Muscaris is a PIWI variety crossed between Muscat and Solaris, not commonly known but mostly unheard of as a single varietal wine
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
Aging on lees for 9 months, racked and bottled July 2023
No sulphur was used at any point
Filtration and bottling by gravity alone
619 bottles - 75cl - 11.5% ABV
Contains natural sediment, leave to settle or shake lightly before opening
Contains naturally occurring sulphites