New Hall Vineyards Left Field Blend, Essex


New Hall Vineyards Left Field Blend, Essex

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A unique blend created especially for Hallgarten, showing fresh and characteristic honeydew melon and peach notes from Ortega and Siegerrebe, complemented by a crisp, zesty and grapefruit finish.

Producer Note

Piers Greenwood is a bit of a visionary, he planted his vineyard in Purleigh, Essex in 1969, which makes it one of the oldest in the UK. The vineyard benefits from a very special microclimate and Purleigh is one of the warmest and sunniest spots in the country. Today New Hall Vineyard has 40 hectares under vine and one of the largest plantings of Bacchus in the UK. Winemaker Piers has won the prestigious UK Winemaker of the Year Award in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and his highly acclaimed and award-winning wines showcase English Wine at its best.


The vineyard is situated in the Crouch Valley wine region, which enjoys a temperate climate, with warm, dry summers. The sheltered position ensures a long growing season which allows fruit to obtain high sugar levels at maturity and to develop intense, complex aromatics. The vines are some of the oldest in the UK, so the pruning methods are adapted to the age and vigour of the vine. A strong emphasis is placed on soil health, in order to minimise the use of herbicides. Mechanical under-vine treatments are employed to suppress weed germination, thereby minimising the use of weed-killers. A programme of subsoiling and row cultivation improves soil health alongside the application of manure.


Each variety was vinified separately to showcase the key varietal and clonal characteristics. The fruit was hand-picked to maintain the highest quality, before being whole bunch pressed. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts. Ageing took place with ageing on the lees for three to four months promoting complexity and roundness to the finished wine.

Tasting Note

Admired for their elegance and characteristic honeydew melon and peach notes, Ortega and Siegerrebe contribute intense aromatic complexity, while Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris imbue the blend with a crisp, mineral and distinctive finish.

Serving Suggestion
Ideal with cured salmon or fresh asparagus.


Pinot Blanc 35%, Pinot Gris 35%, Siegerrebe 18%, Ortega 12%


Producer:  New Hall Vineyards
Grape Varieties:  Blended
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Fresh dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  12%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  England
Style / Colour:  White

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