YEAR - 2018
GRAPE - 60% Bacchus 40% Pinot Gris
ALCOHOL (ABV) - 12%
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.
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.
This limited release sparkling wine is made from Bacchus and Pinot Gris from the 2018 vintage. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and then spent three months in stainless steel tanks. Once bottled the wine spent five months ageing on lees before disgorging.
The Grand Duchess has lovely aromatic elderflower and white flower aromas and balanced soft acidity on the palate. With a ripe fruit and floral character that lingers in the mouth, and refreshing and persistent aromatics on the finish.
SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 75cl
CASE - 6 x 75cl.