16th September 2018, showers threatened but didn’t materialise.
The crop was heavier than we’d realised and it was 3.30 pm when we sat down to our harvest meal. As well as the team of designated picking volunteers, the whole family buckled down and picked. Grapes were clean, exceptional condition, no wasp, little bird damage, no disease.
Jane's blogpost about the harvest day here >> , photo gallery here>>
Winemaker: Steve Brooksbank, Bagborough Lane, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6SX. Madeleine
Crushing/pressing 17 Sep 2018.
Wine chaptalised to raise alcohol to 11.5%, vinified in stainless steel tanks. Minimum intervention winemaking. Fermented out to full dryness.
Filtered and bottled 13 Mar 2019: clear, 410g 75cl Bordeaux bottles sealed with top quality traditional cork. Label FSC certified "Tintoretto" paper. 2433 bottles made.
Release Date: 12 Aug 2019
Silver Medal IEWA 2020.
"Very balanced. Rounded and integrated nose: hedegrow, early summer blossom. Peachiness and stone character. linear but structured palate, refreshing. Held together well with lemon, lime, bracing yet controlled acidity.
Fresh floral and citrus. Green in a positive way. Nice length.
Limey and fun!"
Silver Medal WineGB West Awards 2019
"Pale lemon-lime colour, greegage, floral and hedgerow berry accents on nose and palate, very crisp lime acidity, light body, nicely framed, good length."
Bronze Medal: WineGB Awards 2019.