A medium sweet wine with distinct grapefruit on the nose and ripe citrus fruits on the palate with honeyed notes.

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Tasting notes

WINE QUALITY AND VINTAGE

ENGLISH REGIONAL WINE 2016 – PGI

 GRAPE VARIETIES

Reichensteiner 35%

Muller Thurgau 10%

Solaris 50%

Orion 5%

 HARVEST DETAILS The Vineyard is south facing on sandy loam soil. GDC trellis system with 800 vines per acre or 2000 per hectare. Most vines are 10-30 years old, all grapes are hand-picked. The 2016 harvest produced an average sized crop with good ripeness levels and most importantly a good level of crisp acidity. The wine required minimum intervention in the winery and produced a wine of typical varietal character.

Reichensteiner: 28/09/16, 77°Oe, 9.8.0g/l

Solaris: 17/09/16; 83°Oe, 9.5g/l

Muller Thurgau: 11/10/16, 76°Oe, 9.5g/l

Orion: 15/10/16, 75°Oe, 10.0g/l

 WINEMAKING DETAILS Gentle pneumatic pressing, yeast 71B, fermented at 16°c in stainless steel tanks. Stopped fermentation by cooling to preserve the residual sugar. Bentonite fining. No MLF. DE Filter, sheet filter and membrane 0.45m.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

 ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 10.75%

Acidity: 7.6g/l

Residual Sugar: 33.3g/l

 Bottling Date: 3th August 2017         9693 bottles

 GENERAL WINE DESCRIPTION A medium sweet wine with distinct grapefruit on the nose and ripe citrus fruits on the palate with honeyed notes. This wine is full and well balanced, with the sweetness combining with fresh acidity to leave a clean, mouth-watering finish.


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