Made in South Norfolk at the Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard ar the White Heath plot. This wine is made from 50% Phoenix & 50% Seyval Blanc
The vintage 2018 was characterised by specific climatic conditions characterised by a few late frosts that caused bud damage, a long dry period commencing from bud burst well into July. In fact, it was one of the hottest and driest summers on record with the highest temperature measure in the vineyard of 37c. It is likely there was some plant stress due to lack of moisture, but the fruit set was good and ripening generally good. The grape size was smaller giving rise to intensity off flavours, especially that of tropical fruits.
Appearance : Clear, medium pale yellow.
Nose: Aromas and flavours of citrus, green, apple, gooseberry with a creamy texture on the palate.
Food Pairings: Pasta dishes and grilled fish including tuna & sword fish.