We are really excitied about this vintage. 2018 was the best year for this late-ripening variety that we have had in the 30 years since our first harvest! The grapes were perfect and fully-ripe at harvest.
However the acidity is fresh. Because the grapes were so good we decided not to de-acidify the must but allow it to mature and round out in its own time, and the wine is still improving in the cellar. It should be at its peak 2022-25.
For those that enjoy a fresh bite to their wine, already good with seafood, salads and spicy dishes, or to buy now if you intend to cellar it, but it will be softer and rounder later.
100% Kernling grape. Kernling is a Riesling crossing with a lot of Riesling character, the pink clone of better-known, white Kerner.
The wine is aromatic and fruity. Fresh acidity. Already delicious but will become more rounded and complex over the next 5 years
English Wine PDO (the highest independently-judged quality marque for English wine)
12% abv | 75 cl | sugar < 1g/l.
From £13.00 per bottle
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