Who makes it?
Chapel Down Bacchus is a fruity fizz from the South of England. Chapel Down is one of the well known names of English Wine. It also has a cellar door that is an easy trip from London. And English Sparkling has already established itself as a desirable alternative amongst locals and is gaining interest around the globe.
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How do they make it?
Chapel Down Bacchus has been made to make the most of that perfumed, citrus Bacchus fruit. Therefore the second ferment is done in the tank to maintain the freshness.
It qualifies as Brut level sweetness, it has just over 10 grams per litre of residual sugar.
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What does it taste like?
That low dosage of sugar balances the elderflower and citrus character that keeps it from being tart and allows you to focus on the fruit. It is very crisp and refreshing and works with diverse food. It is fuller in style and the flavours are intense dipping into tropical ripeness in the mouth where it lingers.
What to drink it with?
I can attest to this wine matching with light afternoon tea. Although, it will match just as well with moules and salty frites, and chicken and feta salad or just chilling with mates and some appetising morsels. Or with chilli led Asian flavours.
Chapel Down Bacchus is a good match for soft bloomy white cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Also with fresh cheese such as feta as this has enough acid to cut through and enough fruitiness to match the big flavour of feta.
Quickie review « Fruity sparkling with a very English personality that is a great alternative to Prosecco»
Country of Origin: England, UK
Tasting Date: January 2023
Price: UK £ 17 |
Drink: now – 2+ years
Needs food: no
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