Lyme Bay Shoreline Baccus - A wine for seafood; well-balanced and refreshing with complex layers. This beautiful wine has enticing notes of pineapple and lime with a crisp, saline finish.
WINE MAKING NOTES
The 2017 growing season was exceptionally early, with record temperatures for bud break. This led to optimism for another early harvest & decent crop,
however, a late spring frost hit the country late April, which saw many vineyards lose their most productive buds. The south of England was hit the worst, and we were lucky to escape most of the damage. The remainder of the season though was very kind & we harvested up to 3 weeks earlier in comparison to 2015 & 2016. Ripeness levels were good & exceptional in some vineyards.
The Shoreline is a blend of Bacchus, Pinot Blanc & Seyval Blanc, with each of the parcels fermented separately with different yeast strains & temperatures to make several complex layers of flavours and aromas. Upon completion, the different vats were assessed for potential and characteristics, then blended together in the optimum proportions. The resulting Shoreline blend was aged for four months on fine lees to improve structure & mouth-feel, before being bottled at the end of February 2018 to preserve its freshness.
APPEARANCE: Clear, very pale lemon in colour.
NOSE: Clean, fresh lemon and lime, with some tropical pineapple and pear notes.
PALATE: Dry with a crisp, saline finish. The palate’s fresh acidity displays lemon and
grapefruit. An excellent match for seafood dishes.
STYLE: Aromatic dry white
ABV: 11.5% Acidity: 7.9g/L TA pH: 3.2 RS: 7.2g/L PDO/PGI: PGI
Variants: Bacchus, Pinot Blanc, Reichensteiner, Seyval Blanc, Solaris
Volume: 21,279 bottles
Vineyards: Southcote (Devon); Danbury (Essex); Great Whitmans (Essex); Crouch Valley (Essex)
Estimated delivery time: 3-4 days