I’ve been eagerly awaiting this inaugural Kit’s Coty Bacchus release ever since I learnt that Bacchus was being grown at Chapel Down’s flagship vineyard.
The first thing you notice about the nose is how focused and fresh it is. Ther is green citrus zest and tropical fruit aromas, freshly cut grass with a lovely, clean mineral streak and hints of white pepper.
The palate begins with that crisp, green fruit and zesty embrace. This leads to a more open tropical fruit fusion of guava and papaya.
It’s a hugely textural Bacchus, with a nice bit of grippy weight and a lengthy and drawn-out mineral finish. A really grown-up effort that is more Pouilly-Fumé in style than it is New World Sauvignon Blanc.