Entice Dessert Wine 2018
YEAR - 2018
GRAPE - Bacchus 100%
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 10%
VEGETARIAN/VEGAN - Yes
STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS - Please keep in a cool, dark place if possible.
DRINKING WINDOW - Drinking very well now and will do so until the end of 2021.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl | CASE - 6 x 75cl.
2018 was a great year for the English wine industry with a nearly perfect growing season - a very cold and wet winter that delayed budburst, ideal conditions at flowering and a record-breaking long summer, resulted in high yields and excellent quality fruit with good concentrations of sugars and balancing acidity.
‘Only the third vintage that conditions have been right to make the Entice, this unique and sweetly delicious dessert wine is a testament to both our innovation and investment in people over the years. We sent one of the winemaking team to New Zealand back in 2012 from where the idea for this wine was ‘borrowed’. A complete departure from traditional method sparkling wine, we are no less proud of this experimental wine than our award-winning fizz’
A very limited release, this elegant handcrafted English dessert wine is made from 100% Bacchus grapes in an ice-wine style. The grapes were handpicked and frozen to -10°C for a month. After that period, and whilst still frozen, the grapes were slowly pressed in our Coquard press for 72 hours, leaving most of the water behind as ice. The result was a very quintessential juice with naturally high sugar content, that went through a long cool fermentation for 6 weeks. The high sugars cause the fermentation to cease early, leaving relatively low alcohol (10%) and high residual sugar.
Pale gold in colour, this is an elegant and intense wine with vibrant aromas of tropical fruits, peach and gooseberry. Beautiful notes of elderflower and pear on the palate with a delicious honeyed character and creamy mouthfeel. This is a luscious drink that can be paired with something decadent - blue cheese, foie gras or many desserts.
This is a luscious drink that can be paired with something decadent - blue cheese, foie gras or classic summer pudding.
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This bottle was thoroughly enjoyable - not too sweet/sickly as can sometimes be the case with dessert wine. We paired it with a delicious raspberry cheesecake and also an English blue cheese - and it complemented both very well. I would definitely recommend this wine.