The quality of own-label Bacchus has improved immeasurably over the last couple of years and this is another stellar example. Made by Liam Idzikowski with Bacchus from the Crouch Valley, this is an energetic celebration of vivid Essex-grown fruit.
The nose of lime zest, tropical fruit, white pepper and a hint of floral fragrance is exactly how I like Bacchus to be.
To taste, the crispness explodes on the palate with a burst of lime and pungent tropical fruits, but the slightly weighty, stone fruit mid-taste is what really stands out. This is incredibly food-friendly, and also wallet-friendly at £13.99.