YEAR - 2020
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 2022.
Spring frosts in late April and early May slightly reduced the crop for some of our vineyard sites. We then saw an almost perfect growing season with ideal weather conditions throughout: unseasonably warm weather from late spring and into summer, a few days of rain in August and a mini heatwave in September, led to the earliest harvest in our history with little disease pressure and great, clean fruit, bursting with flavours and superb levels of ripeness. The drier than average season meant that bunch weight were smaller, so the overall yield was lower than 2018 and 2019 – a blessing after two such bumper years.
'The super-ripe and warm vintage of 2020 has given us our 4th vintage of Entice a unique and sweetly delicious dessert wine that is testament to Hattingley’s innovative character'
A very limited release, this elegant handcrafted English dessert wine is made from 100% Bacchus grapes in an ice-wine style. The grapes were hand-picked and frozen to -18°C for a month. After that period, and whilst still frozen, the grapes were slowly pressed in our Coquard press for approximately 48 hours, leaving most of the water behind as ice.
The result was a viscous, concentrated and quintessential juice with naturally high sugar content, that went through a long cool fermentation in a stainless steel tank to maintain the pure fruit expression and freshness. The high sugars cause the fermentation to cease early, leaving relatively low alcohol (10%) and high residual sugar.
Pale gold in colour, this decadent dessert wine has vibrant aromas of tropical fruits and ripe peach. Beautiful notes of elderflower and pineapple on the palate with a delicious honeyed character and a creamy mouthfeel. Its crisp acidity balances perfectly with the natural sweetness of the Bacchus grapes, leading to a pure, elegant and refreshing lasting finish.
This is a luscious drink that can be paired with something decadent - blue cheese, foie gras or classic summer pudding.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 37.5cl
CASE - 6 x 37.5cl.