Bacchus 2016

Heady aromatic white wine

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Chartham Vineyard Wine Shop at Burnt House Farm near Canterbury.
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£13.95 - a bottle
£83.70 - half case (6 bottles)
£167.40 - Case (12 bottles)

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Chartham Vineyard Bacchus 2016

Wine Facts - Bacchus 2016

Characterised by freshness and acidity. Elderflower and citrus characteristics. ‘English hedgerow on warm summer day.’ “A heady aromatic wine with the perfume of passionfruit, gooseberry and elderflower. The palette is rich and crisp with concentrated fruit of grass, nettle, green Apple. The finish is very long, sapid and flavoursome. This is a new benchmark for Kent Bacchus. It will make a very good aperitif but can partner an array of salads and flavoursome fish dishes, also goats cheese.”
Clive Barlow, Master of Wine

2016 was a good year. There were no frosts after March. Some high temperatures in spring, followed by hot summer days with a maximum of 34°C in July to coincide with flowering and fruit set. This warm sunshine continued into August and September giving excellent ripening conditions before harvest in late September.

100% Bacchus.
A German grape variety named after the Roman God of wine. Developed from a Muller Thurgau/Silvaner cross. Becoming the benchmark white wine for England and sometimes called England’s Sauvignon Blanc.

Soil: chalky loam with flint on South facing slope
Pruned: February, using single guyot method
Harvested: hand-picked in late September

John Worontschack and Mathieu Elzinga of Litmus Wines
Alcohol 12%
Acidity 6.1g/L
Residual sugar <1.0g/L


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