Albourne Estate – English Wine Gift Box with Tasting Notes


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Tasting Notes

West Sussex Wines – Includes 2 Decanter Silver Medal Winners

Albourne Estate has just under 11 hectares (30 acres) in gently rolling hills, near Hassocks in West Sussex, with stunning views to the Devils Dyke. The vineyards were planted in 2010 when Alison Nightingale finally found the site she had been looking for which ticked all the boxes to provide excellent drainage, low frost risk and maximum sun exposure, critical factors in achieving successful vine growth and grape ripeness at this northerly latitude. 2013 was their first vintage; this was followed by the warmer and excellent 2014 vintage. 2017 was the most difficult of recent vintages with very late frosts which scorched a lot of the first buds, followed by on/off summer weather. 2018 was a stunning English vintage with near perfect weather from bud burst, through the important flowering and setting periods and finally during the run up to the harvest. It was a bumper year, both in quality of the fruit and quantity. This is the sort of vintage in a half-century, that makes up for the many marginal years!

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The striking labels feature wildlife that are regularly seen in the Albourne Estate and are painted by a local artist, Louise Body.

Albourne Estate Bacchus MV/2022

(Decanter Silver Medal 2021: 90 Points)

Alison loves to innovate and this year she vinified Bacchus grapes from early and later pickings in different batches and then blended them; the result is an enigmatic and distinctive Bacchus. Bacchus was in short supply during  2020 and 2021 and so Alison made a blend of multiple unique batches. The 2022 vintage was recently released, and both of these wines comes under a cork closure, which is part of Albourne’s pursuit of being carbon neutral. Cork, significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the packaging and helps to sustain vital ecosystems.

This special Bacchus has a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and notable aromatic complexity.  The diversity of aromas are wonderful; they range from herbal (basil, sage, nettle) to citrus with lime and grapefruit and finally medlar, passion fruit and elderflower. it is a complex, enigmatic and distinctive Bacchus and if you enjoy fine Sauvignon Blancs like Sancerre, you will enjoy this wine.

Albourne Estate Selection 2019

(Decanter Silver Medal 2020: 91 Points)

A beautifully elegant blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris forming around 86%; the balance of the blend is made up from small batches of Ortega, Bacchus and Chardonnay – each contributing complexity and interest. This wine has layers of aromas from quince, acacia and lime with touches of hazelnut. It is elegantly textured with flavours of citrus, pears and white peach fruit and a distinct mineral quality; it is quite like an Alsace wine in style. An appealing full-flavoured, dry white wine with excellent length.

Albourne Estate Sandstone Ridge 2018

(Decanter Silver Medal 2020: 90 Points)
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