BOOKINGS: 020 8288 0314

Refreshingly fun tasting events
ThirtyFifty - Hens

Mike Wolfenden on Felton Road Pinot Noir and Aged Vines

This show was published 26 February 2016


Assistant winemaker Mike Wolfenden talks about ageing vines and Pinot Noir. We taste barrel samples of 4 Pinot Noirs to illustrate the effect of vine age. The samples range from young vines planted in 2011 (4 years ago) to 9 year old, 15 year old and 23 year old. In the young vine wine the fruit is like an explosion and doesn't last very long, as the vine ages these fruit flavours are longer lasting with more depth. With the 9 year old vine, same wine making process, but the flavours head away from sweet and easy towards more earthy, spicy and more complex. We hear how the flavour and structure changes, remembering that these samples aren't the finished wines so we're not experiencing the final product.


Using XML subscription or through Apple Podcasts or Spotify or wherever you normally listen to podcasts.


The UK Wine Show is sponsored by ThirtyFifty. Our team of wine tasters are busy entertaining and educating UK consumers to help them get the most out of wine.

Support us on Patreon

If you are a regular listener, do consider supporting the UK Wine Show on Patreon. You can pledge a monthly payment, equivalent to a cup of coffee or very small glass of wine!

Become a Patron!


The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.

xml subscription
Spotify RSS feed
itunes RSS feed
Stitcher RSS feed


A perfect gift
for wine loving
friends and

From £45
per person