Entice Dessert Wine 2020

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Dessert wine? From England? How do you do that? Good question, the short answer is, ‘With difficulty’. Many dessert wines from around the world are simply left on the vine for longer periods to accumulate more sugar and in the case of ice wines, they are left out until the grapes are frozen. If we tried that here, we would produce a lovely bottle of rot.

Therefore, we harvest the grapes at a higher than usual sugar ripeness (so we leave them out for a bit longer than normal, weather permitting) then we put around 4 tonnes of Bacchus grapes in our walk-in freezer where they stay at minus 10 degrees for two weeks. Once the usual harvest is over, we take the frozen grapes out, put them in our press and press them extremely gently to extract the juice.

The result is a very concentrated, pure fruit liquid that has high amounts of sugar. The benefit of using Bacchus is that the sugar is balanced out by a wonderful fresh acidity, therefore the wine is not cloying. It’s very popular and as rare as a foreign holiday in 2020…..

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.

Harvest

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'
Emma Rice
Head Winemaker

Winemaking

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. 

SINGLE BOTTLE - 1 x 37.5cl 
CASE - 6 x 37.5cl.

Entice 2020

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. 

Food Pairing

This is a luscious drink that can be paired with something decadent - blue cheese, foie gras or classic summer pudding.

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Entice 2018

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Entice 2016

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Hattingley Happiness

We are confident in the wines produced here at Hattingley so we wanted to give you peace of mind with our Hattingley Happiness Guarantee. If for any reason, you don’t like any of the wines in your case, you are welcome to return the rest of the case to us for a refund on any unopened bottles.

Please contact us on 01256 389188 or email us here.

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At Hattingley Valley we aim to process and ship your wine the same day if your order is placed before 10am Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). We ship our parcels through APC 24hr delivery (business working days) with tracking information.

Deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £3.75 for all orders up to the value of £49.99. Free Delivery will apply to all orders over £50.00 for UK Mainland and exclude the Scottish Highlands (AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH) and Islands, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands. 

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Customer Reviews

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Katherine G.
Beautiful British dessert wine!

Sweet, fruity, and luxurious, this wine complimented our white chocolate dessert perfectly when we first sampled it, so much so that we treated ourselves to six bottles so we could enjoy it with lots more desserts!
We will definitely be sampling more Hattingley Valley wines off the back of this one.

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A B.
Entice me again !

I know that I have a failing for dessert wine but….one doesn’t need to look any further than this.
Fantastic fruit flavour, for me ripe peach, with refreshing acidity that leaves a wonderful clean taste after swallowing.

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Carel S.

Entice Dessert Wine 2020

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PV
perfect desert wine with sweets or savoury

this is a delicate but delicious desert wine that we have tried not only with sweets but also with duck. Versatile and tasty. I even prefer it to Tokai!

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Linda M.
Gorgeous!

This is my first experience of an English dessert wine. And it does not disappoint!!
Not overly sweet, full of flavour and just superb!! Will definitely buy more (before they sell out!)

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Katherine G.
Beautiful British dessert wine!

Sweet, fruity, and luxurious, this wine complimented our white chocolate dessert perfectly when we first sampled it, so much so that we treated ourselves to six bottles so we could enjoy it with lots more desserts!
We will definitely be sampling more Hattingley Valley wines off the back of this one.

A
A B.
Entice me again !

I know that I have a failing for dessert wine but….one doesn’t need to look any further than this.
Fantastic fruit flavour, for me ripe peach, with refreshing acidity that leaves a wonderful clean taste after swallowing.

C
Carel S.

Entice Dessert Wine 2020

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PV
perfect desert wine with sweets or savoury

this is a delicate but delicious desert wine that we have tried not only with sweets but also with duck. Versatile and tasty. I even prefer it to Tokai!

L
Linda M.
Gorgeous!

This is my first experience of an English dessert wine. And it does not disappoint!!
Not overly sweet, full of flavour and just superb!! Will definitely buy more (before they sell out!)