Camel Valley Bacchus Dry White 2020

Country
United Kingdom
Region
Southern England
Producer
Camel Valley
Grape(s)
Bacchus (86%)
Chardonnay (14%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

If you have never tried an English wine before – well now is your opportunity. The vineyards of England are generally located in the warmer southern counties where the milder influences of the gulf stream have an important effect, as our northern hemisphere vineyards need a longer cooler growing season than in Europe to produce top quality grapes. More than 500 vineyards are in production across the UK and bottled annual sales has reached 3 million bottles, with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus the most planted varieties.

Producer

Established in 1989 in the heart of the Cornish countryside by ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie. Bob embarked as winemaker at Camel Valley and in 2005 won the International Wine Challenge Gold Medal for their Sparkling wine. Their son Sam then took over as winemaker (with a little help from Dad now and again) and in 2007 won UK Winemaker of the Year.
Tasting Notes
A lovely English dry white wine made from the Bacchus grape variety. The nose has fresh aromas of hedgerows, green apples and citrus fruits. The palate is crisp with a subtle floral character and a crisp, slightly smokey mineral note. Very clean on the finish with a grapefruit acidity.
Food
A great aperitif or pair with crayfish and summer salads.