This is an English white wine with many layers that will keep you coming back for more. Made from a blend of Chardonnay (82%) and Madeline Angevine (18%) which has been aged on its lees to give a complexity and creamy texture akin to a great Chablis.
Florals, tropical passionfruit, and mandarin peel take the lead on the nose whilst the palate throws multiple suggestion and flavours; there is crunchy green apple, tart grapefruit, smooth lemon mousse and aromatic fennel. This stunning wine finishes with a whip of salinity which makes it the ideal partner to all manner of seafood, or just to enjoy served cool on a warm day.
The grapes for this wine were picked in October 2020 and gently pressed, whole bunch. Press fractions were carefully separated and left to naturally settle for 24 hours. Fermentation, with indigenous yeasts, took place in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and used oak barrels, followed by complete malolactic fermentation. Following around 9 months of élevage, the final blend was bottled in August 2021, with around 80% of the blend being stainless-steel fermented and around 20% oak fermented.