Bacchus 2017

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 2017

Wine Facts - Bacchus 2017

“Carries notes of nettle, grass and green apple interwoven with more aromatic white blossom and elderflower. The wine is dry, full of green fruit and a hint of passionfruit, with a crisp core of grapefruit acidity which enlivens the palate. The finish is generous and long. Suitable as an aperitif or to partner green salads or lightly spiced dishes.”
Clive Barlow, Master of Wine

Alcohol 11.7%
Acidity 6.4g/L
Residual sugar <1.0g/L

Following a very cold winter, warmer than average temperatures in early spring resulted in good growth of young shoots. Then an air-mass frost on 9th May resulted in some damage, particularly to the Chardonnay vines. Recovery was rapid with flowering and fruit set coming two to three weeks earlier than normal. Following a very warm summer we began harvesting on 11th September, the earliest Litmus wines had received ripe Bacchus in over 30 years. But unlike 2016, the warmth did not extend into late summer and autumn, making the Pinot Noir more suitable for the production of sparkling rose than still red wine. Harvest was completed by 2nd October.

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


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