Bacchus 2015

4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£13.95 inc. VAT

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2015 Bacchus exhibits the hallmark pronounced aromas of the variety but is more citrus-dominated than 2014, with up front grapefruit and lime zest coupled with cut grass and gooseberry aromas. More delicate elderflower and tropical fruit (passion fruit, guava) notes open up on the palate.

Serving Suggestions

Ideal with shellfish, seafood, sushi and fish and chips! Also lovely with goats cheese, other mild cheeses and salads. Or simply enjoy it on its own.

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Description

The growing season of 2015 was more challenging than 2014. Growth on the vines (bud burst) started later and the summer months were generally a bit cooler and wetter. This meant that in order to achieve the maximum possible ripeness in our grapes we picked on average 2 weeks later than in 2014 – we did not complete our harvest until the very end of October. Saved by a good September, the key to achieving good quality grapes in 2015 was to ensure the vines were cropping lightly. This we did through early season ‘shoot thinning’ and late season ‘green harvesting’, overall picking 15% less volume than in 2104 – on some varieties 20% less. Diligent canopy management, including leaf removal was essential to maximize the opportunity for sunlight and warmth to reach the developing grapes.

Whilst our grapes did not reach the same high ripeness levels as in 2014, they still ripened well and were excellent for making sparkling base wine and have produced some very pleasing elegant still wines, with lively and zesty acidity, harmonious balance and good length. Good to drink now, they will improve further after a few months in bottle as the aromas’ develop and open up.

Wine Facts:
Grape Variety: 100% Bacchus
Alcohol: 12%
Total Acidity: 8.3g/l
Residual Sugar: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.1

1 review for Bacchus 2015

  1. 4 out of 5

    Another lovely dry white wine from this mid Sussex winery. Highly recommended, crisp, delicate and really great with smoked salmon.

    I have never tried better English wine than that produced by Albourne winery, really looking forward to trying their sparkling wine.

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