Wine Information sheet: "Fraîcheur" Barrel Matured 2016
Madeleine Angevine harvest 26 Sep 2016
Our Seguin Moreau oak/acacia Fraîcheur barrique was filled with Madeleine Angevine 2016, at bottling time in Mar 2017, the barrel's second wine.
The wine was matured in the barrique for 9 months, bottled in April 2018 and immediately sent off for analysis and quality assessment.
It achieved PDO status - the highest quality assessment for English wine
Grape variety: Madeleine Angevine (100%)
Quality status: English Wine PDO - Protected Designation of Origin (Certificate ref: STPDO 20355)
Grape source: Oatley Vineyard, Cannington, Somerset. Vineyard parcels: Madeleine upper block, Madeleine lower block, planted 1987, trained on 90 cm-high originally spur-pruned cordons, converted to double guyot in 2015.
Gold Medal: Independent English Wine Awards 2019.
Gold Medal and South West Vineyards Association Challenge Cup 2018
Independent post-bottling analysis by Campden BRI Ltd, Coopers Hill Rd, Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4HY, conducted 24 May 2018