Grown in Herefordshire. Made in London.
The Bacchus grapes for this wine come from a stunning vineyard near the town of Ledbury in Herefordshire, England. They are grown on a south facing hillside with views over the Malvern Hills. The lady who cares for the vines is a real character and she loves what she does.
We hand destemmed the grapes and foot crushed them to break up the skins and extract additional flavour. We used a variety of winemaking techniques to make a slightly different version of this classic British varietal. We fermented some on skins, as you would a red wine, some in French oak using naturally present yeasts and some in a stainless-steel tank. We then blended these before filtering and bottling. We think it smells like elderflower and green apples. The palate is pretty textural with hints of citrus fruit giving it zest.
Grown in Bordeaux. Made in London.
The fruit for this white wine comes from Blaye in Bordeaux. The grapes were grown by the Terrigeol family who have been perfecting their craft for generations. We feel very privileged that this typically French family agreed to sell a portion of their harvest to us.
The grapes were destemmed and the juice kept in contact with the skins for a number of hours to help extract flavour. They were then gently pressed and we fermented the majority of the juice in a stainless-steel tank to maintain purity but with a small percentage fermented in French oak for character. We think the wine shows hints of gunpowder and flint on the nose, which gives way to a soft aroma of lime zest. The palate is dominated by lemon, lime and grapefruit and has an element of minerality.