The words you thought you would never hear. A Full Bodied English Red.
Christina McQuillan – Winemaker
EXTEREMELY LIMITED PRODUCTION
THE GRAPE- 100% English Cabernet Noir grapes grown on the estate. A Swiss hybrid of Cabernet Sauvignon and an unknown variety develop by Valentin Blattner in 1991. It is a resistant to mildews so requires lower or no chemical input both in the vineyard and winery. The variety has a is a slower growing variety due to its smaller leaves and canopy development. Picked late from the single plot and beautifully clean bunches.
APPEARANCE – Midnight dark
NOSE – Dark fruit, currants, bel pepper and vanilla.
TASTE – Like a rich American cabernet. The flavours of ripe damsons, dark fruits black and bell pepper. Potentially the fullest bodied red wine in the UK we are very proud of the production
COMPLEMENTS –Great in front of a warm fire or wholesome foods
Residual Sugar TBC
Tartaric Acid TBC
HOW IS IT MADE– By getting it into the winery quickly, removing the stems from the bunches and macerating for 10 days punching down the skins into the must encouraging the interaction with the skins and fermenting juices. One third is fermented and aged in barrel during malolactic and then on lees for 6 months. After it is racked and bottled
CONSUME –Now – 16-20°C
Suitable for Vegetarians
Low Sulphate Wine