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Horsmonden Dry White (Organic) 2018

Horsmonden Dry White, Organic,

Gorgeous English Bacchus blend with a soft, creamy texture and elderflower aromas and flavours.

Serving Suggestion

On its own or with herby chicken, oriental foods, salad, fish and seafood.

Vintage 2018
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 11.5
Organic Biodynamic Organic
Country United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Tasting Notes

Will Davenport began making English wine in 1989 and has established himself as one of the top English winemakers. Will now has some 20 acres of vineyards, which he farms organically, and his wines have won many medals. Horsmonden Dry White is an intriguing mix of five aromatic grape varieties, including the Bacchus grape, which are grown on the south facing vineyards in Horsmonden, Kent. The wine is more like New Zealand Sauvignon in character with lifted elderflower aromas and flavours. Simply delicious.

Wine Making Notes

Organically grown grapes fermented with natural yeasts, 20% of the wine is fermented in large oak casks, followed by early bottling the following spring.

About the Producer

Davenport Vineyards have been making wines for nearly 20 years, building from a small start up to a collection of vineyard sites that total 20 acres. Their aim is to make wine of the highest quality possible and to make wine that is a true expression of the grape varieties, soil and climate of their vineyards. They achieve this by interfering a little as possible and, under their guidance, letting nature take its course. The use of organic methods helps to bring the results they want and has the benefit of also minimising impact on the environment. Since 1993, they have won numerous awards for their wines, converted all the vineyards to organic management, and put together a winery that is one of the only organic certified wineries in the UK, fully equipped to make still and sparkling wines to the highest standards. Constant improvements and changes take place every year, with new wine styles, new ideas for growing grapes in a more sustainable way and upgrading of equipment. The Limney brand is made in small volumes and one of their strengths is that they take grape growing and winemaking as a hands-on craft rather than a large scale process, this gives each vintage and each wine they make its own unique character.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No