Sussex winemaker Albourne Estate has launched a first of its kind English Frizzante in a move to capture a new audience who enjoy lighter, softer sparkling wines.
The limited edition release of 3,500 bottles is made from 100% Bacchus that has been made in the Charmat/tank fermentation process, most notable for its use to make Prosecco. The resulting wine is a light, fresh and aromatic fruit-driven wine that has a lighter fizz (around a third) than the winemaker's signature traditional method English sparkling wines. The softer, subtle bubbles allow the wine to be bottled under screwcap in a similar format to Albourne Estate's well-reviewed still English wines.
Albourne Esatate Bacchus Frizzante 750ml, which is suitable for vegans, is available at £14.95 from Albourne Estate’s cellar door, its website www.albourneestate.co.uk and independent retailers in Sussex including Hennings Wine Merchants, South Downs Cellars, The Butlers Wine Cellar and Quaff Fine Wine Merchant.
“We are excited to be introducing Bacchus Frizzante for the summer, as a delightfully new and fun way to enjoy our ever-popular award-winning Bacchus wine”
“It is very drinkable because of its lightness, and would appeal to people who like Prosecco”
“With the Frizzante we are showing that we are adventurous and that we change our plans to respond to the opportunities that the climate presents to take English wine into new areas”
Alison Nightingale, Owner; Albourne Estate