New Hall Wine Estate Essex Single Estate Bacchus 2021

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New Hall Wine Estate Essex Single Estate Bacchus 2021

Country - England

Region - Essex

Grape Varieties - Bacchus 100%

Alcohol by volume - 11%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - New Hall Wine Estate

Tasting notes - A rich and flavoursome quintessentially English Bacchus, displaying complex and aromatic notes of grapefruit, pear, peach, lime layered with herbaceous overtones of nettle and cut grass.

New Hall Wine Estate Essex Single Estate Bacchus 2021

A rich and flavoursome quintessentially English Bacchus,
with grapefruit, pear, peach and lime complemented by
herbaceous overtones of nettle and cut grass.
Producer Note
Rich in viticultural heritage, the first vineyards were planted in Purleigh, Essex in the
Middle-Ages, where the vines flourished and supplied The Crown. Bill and Sheila
Greenwood established the New Hall Wine Estate and planted their vines in Purleigh in
1969, which makes it one of the oldest commercial vineyards in the UK. The vineyard
benefits from a special microclimate as Purleigh is one of the warmest and sunniest
spots in the country, making it ideal for premium viticulture. The New Hall Wine Estate
has 49 hectares under vine, one of the largest plantings of Bacchus in the UK and an
impressive newly-built estate winery. The family-run estate is now in the hands of the
third generation. The young, dynamic and internationally experienced team continue
the family tradition of nurturing the grapes from the vine to glass, to produce awardwinning wines which showcase English Wine at its very best.
Vintage
The 2021 vintage was not without its challenges. Cooler weather resulted in late
budburst and consequently a later harvest than usually expected. The weather was
cool towards the latter stages of ripening and as a result the vines produced fruit with
vibrant acidity and zesty citrusy notes which translated into refreshing, mouthwatering
wines.
Vineyard
The Bacchus vines were planted between 1976 and 2018, on well-sheltered, southern
facing slopes of the Crouch Valley. The big skies, low rainfall, coastal breezes and the
influence of the Blackwater and Crouch Rivers come together to offer ideal climatic
conditions. The area is protected from frosts which is beneficial in the capricious English
climate. The vineyard is made up of London clay soils, from the Tertiary age, with chalk
concealed below the clay deposits. The vines thrive in these warm soils; the clay offers
high retention of nitrogen and the nutrient uptake from the clay soils is evident. The soils
also provide good balance to the vigour of the vines. The Bacchus vines were planted
between 1976 and 2018, with each of the estate’s Bacchus plantations displaying a
unique flavour profile and characteristics. Over the years, this site has proven itself to be
an ideal place for the growing of vines in England, producing above average crops of
high quality grapes. The fruit is hand-harvested when it has reached optimal maturity.
Winemaking
Each of the eight Bacchus plantings were vinified separately to retain each block’s
integrity and characteristics, allowing the winemakers a rich palate of Bacchus fruit to
establish the final blend. The grapes underwent a cool, steady fermentation in stainless
steel tanks with carefully selected yeast strains which were hand-picked to complement
and enhance the characteristics of each parcel and bring out the natural aromas and
retain the pure varietal characteristics. 1.5% of the blend was barrel-fermented in third
fill French oak, followed by two months’ ageing in barrel, which added texture to the
mouthfeel.
Tasting Note
A rich and flavoursome quintessentially English Bacchus, displaying complex and
aromatic notes of grapefruit, pear, peach, lime layered with herbaceous overtones of
nettle and cut grass.
Grape
Winemaker: Stephen Gillhem
Region: Essex
Subregion: Crouch Valley
Country: England
Alcohol: 11%

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