Chapel Down Bacchus Reserve 2015 stood out for us. at a large English Wine Tasting this year, so we just had to add it to our growing selection of English wines. It has intense aromas of melon, pineapple and herby hedgerows. This is followed by complex, layered flavours of white peach, granny smith apples and tropical fruit. It has a lovely mouthfeel, coupled with a brilliant balance of intense flavours, freshness and amazing length; the flavours go on and on. A wine with great finesse and an ideal alternative to a Sancerre or top Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!
This limited edition wine, is always made by selecting grapes from the best performing vineyards each year to give the richest and ripest style of Bacchus. The grapes were hand-picked during the warm September and October of 2015, at their optimum ripeness.
Bacchus, is the third most planted grape variety planted in the UK. The grapes have a strong and distinctive aromatic flavour. It is regularly made into a single varietal wine and although common in Germany it is also very successful in this country. Well made Bacchus wines age well and develop interesting flavours and the best are very similar in style to superior Sauvignon Blancs.
Chapel Down planted their vineyards in 1977 and are now the largest English wine producer, working with many vine growers across Sussex, Kent and Essex. Chief winemaker at Chapel Down is Josh Donaghay-Spire, who has a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Plumpton College and gained his experience in Alsace, Champagne and South Africa.
Sells in other merchants £14.99. Bush Vines very competitive price is £13.75. Drink 2017 to 2019.
Food Match: Good with Thai cuisine, Fish, white meats or even Roast Pork with apple sauce!