The autumn of 2019 was cooler than the previous year. This resulted in Bacchus grapes that retained higher acidity levels and lighter body.
It seems often in the cooler year the aromas of the Bacchus grape seem to flourish and become more pronounced. This excellent white wine from Cornwall is dry and crisp. It has all the aromas of the English hedgerow in spring with bags or elderflower and gooseberry.
The grapes for this Bacchus were harvested by hand in good clean condition. The Bacchus was then pressed and fermented cool in stainless steel tanks. It was aged for a short period after fermentation and bottled in the spring of 2020.
It is perfect as an aperitif or with lighter flavoured cuisines.
At Knightor Vineyard a relatively hands-off approach to winemaking is taken. Although inspiration is taken from both old and new world, there is no desire to mimic the style of another country. The team believe that the difference with English wine is the lightness and elegance of style – this is their hallmark and what they do best.
The marginal Cornish climate gives naturally low grape yields which maximise taste but increase cost, thus they only make wines that are true to the fruit and retain an elegance that is part of the inherent character of English wine.
Take a look at our full range of Knightor Vineyard wines.