I love Bacchus, it’s a grape that appears to grow exceptionally well here, and a varietal that typifies English still wines; crisp, aromatic and super fleshing.
The nose is enough to already draw you in with its green grassy notes, elderflower and lime and then flashes of tropical fruit vibrancy of passion fruit and grapefruit. Gorgeous flinty undertones almost reminiscent of a great Sancerre.
Palate delivers in spades just as the nose; big citrus blast of lime and rich acidity, it’s bone dry with all sorts of Sauv like hints of grapefruit & gooseberry. Rich mineral flavours, texture and elegance again drawing Sancerre comparisons – and just wait until you get to the lengthy finish.
This may be my new favourite Bacchus!
Brisk, bold but subtly tempered acidity integrates nicely with rich peachy and apricot flavours.
Notes of thyme and sage add a savoury component that would pair well with many summer dishes.
A very pure, dry expression of Bacchus but with the added lift of the light bubbles.
Impressive length with profound yeasty complexity on the finish.
A fun, fruity and playful wine with an underlying red berry fruit purity that remains firmly true to Albourne Estate's established stylistic expression.
A delicious first ever sparkling wine from Alison Nightingale's Albourne Estate.