Our 2019 Wines should be available from June 2020
Bacchus 2018 (Sold Out)
A beautifully pale aromatic dry white wine, bursting with aromas of elderflower and gooseberries on the nose. Wonderfully balanced fruit and acidity on the palate with hints of citrus and pear. Echoes of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
For the oenophiles, Bacchus was created in 1933 by Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute of grape breeding in Germany by crossing Silvaner x Riesling with Muller-Thurgau. It was then later released for general cultivation in 1972.
According to Decanter magazine, Bacchus is the ‘poster grape’ of English wine. Oz Clarke says of Bacchus “...This is about the closest England can come to the herbal pungency of Sauvignon Blanc...”, adding that it has “...aromas of hedgerow, elderflower and pear...” Decanter’s tasting director Christelle Guibert has found English Bacchus to have “...a delightfully perfumed nose with notes of crisp apple and honeysuckle, underpinned by a spine of acidity...”
Pinot Noir rosé 2018
100% Pinot Noir
A crisp and dry Provencal style rosé boasting a delicate pale pink colour. Gentle aromas of strawberry and raspberry on the nose with a hint of toasted marshmallow smokiness and an exciting spice on the palate. Great with spicy food.
Pinot Noir is grown around the world, particularly the New World of California, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but its origins and soul lies in the Burgundy region of France. It is also one of the key varietals used in the production of Champagne.
Joel Fleischman of Vanity Fair described Pinot Noir as “...The most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge and so powerful a punch...” English Pinot Noirs have been described as “...Tangy, summery, red fruits with a softly floral edge...” and “...clearly defined redcurrant and raspberry fruits, set off by an appealing smokiness...”
Regent 2018 (Sold Out)
A fresh and fruity red wine with exquisite aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis on the nose. Easy drinking with earthy tones on the palate, nicely balanced acidity and a very smooth finish. Echoes of a young and fruity Gamay.
Regent (correctly pronounced “Ray-Gent”) is an inter-specific hybrid grape, made up of both the European Vitis vinifera species and American vine species. It was created in 1967 by Prof Gerhardt Alleweldt at the Geilweilerhof Institute by crossing Diana (Silvaner x Muller-Thurgau) with the interspecific hybrid Chambourcin. It was then released for cultivation in 1996. It is a cool weather red wine grape, highly resistant to fungal diseases.
Details of where you can purchase our wines
are listed on our Where to Buy page
We are very excited to announce that from our 2019 vintage, we have now teamed up with Defined Wine in Canterbury who will be making our wines, with Vintage Winemaker Rob Merrick and Consultant Winemaker Owen Elias