June 2, 2020

And the Bacchus English wine story continues ….

Here are four more English Bacchus wines for you to try….

Continued from Bacchus: An English wine story….

Urban Foxes Bacchus 2018

Urban Foxes is the label for winemakers Collette O’Leary and Rebecca Coates who met while studying at Plumpton. This is just their second vintage release, just 800 bottles of this wine were produced. Based on this wine, I am looking forward to seeing what they produce next. The Bacchus grapes for this wine were grown in East Sussex and cool fermented meaning that the fruit is left to shine. 

Elderflower, white peach and citrus waft from the glass. That generous fruit retains a tight citrus line in the mouth and takes on a ginger note on the finish. It is a wine that would go well with a wide range of food. Seafood pasta through to a light cheese souffle. Or a picnic with a vegetable quiche. (ABV11.0%) £17


The Uncommon Bubbly White

A lightly frizzante dry white wine made from Bacchus, the German grape that has found a welcome home in the English vineyards. The wine is fragrant  with aromas reminiscent of citrus and elderflower. It is crisp and fresh and ready to go if you are after a single serve dry wine. £4.99 from Waitrose.

To read more about Bacchus and English wine in general from The Uncommon’s Henry Connell, please click here or here to watch the video on Winemusing TV.


Lyme Bay Bacchus Block 

British drinks specialist Lyme Bay Winery produces this intensely perfumed Bacchus from fruit picked from Great Whitman’s Farm near Chelmsford. This vineyard is reportedly one of the largest in England and also grows Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Aromatically, it is reminiscent of early summer with sweet floral scents and zesty lime. Some residual sugar adds flesh to the body and softens the wine on the palate. However, that fresh flush of acid keeps the wine refreshing and lets the fruit linger. (ABV 11.5%) £17.5


The Winery by Laneberg Wine Bacchus 2018

This is one of the most northern Bacchus wines I have tasted. The grapes are picked from the Walton Brook Vineyard in Leicestershire. This is England’s Midlands territory. Still there is a lush ripeness to this wine. The jasmine floral notes have a foundation of apple, lemon and deeper grapefruit citrus with a mineral edge. Some residual sugar adds to this lushness (around 6 grams/l). A good round summer drinking English white. (ABV12.0%) £16


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