Pale straw with green tinges. Distinctive aromatic bouquet with tasting notes of elderflower and citrus. A well-balanced wine with a long finish.
An ideal accompaniment to fish dishes or spicy Asian foods.
The ‘Beast from the East’ brought extremely cold spells early in the year - fortunately when our vines were still dormant. Higher daytime temperatures and a wet spring encouraged excellent early growth with little frost damage, followed by a period of very little rain or wind resulting in an uninterrupted flowering period. The summer’s sustained warm weather - high daytime temperatures and warm nights - continued well into the autumn, but the lack of rainfall was not an issue thanks to the moisture retaining qualities of our terroir. These near perfect growing conditions resulted in an excellent quality, high yield harvest with production more than double that of 2017.
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 overlooking the Stour Valley
Pruned: February 2018, using single guyot method
Harvested: 24 September 2018, hand-picked.