Produced exclusively for M&S from Bacchus grapes grown in the Lamberhurst vineyard, this cooler site prompts higher acidity and greener notes.
On the nose is a vibrant mixture of prickly pineapple and freshly cut lime with dried herb, nettle and dock leaf aromas. It smells exactly like an English white wine should, but with the intensity dialled up a little – that’s a good thing!
The palate doesn’t disappoint either. Laser sharp acidity, bone dry with bold cutting lime and grapefruit flavours.
Grassy and nettle flavours underneath with a slightly persistent texture and great length, finally white pepper and flinty notes on the finish.
This is one of the best Bacchus’ I’ve had from Chapel Down to date. Direct and punchy, but structured and layered; a true sensory explosion!
Also a superb food pairing choice thanks to the high acidity and focus, we tried alongside a fragrant Thai spiced mince pork and rice. This pairing truly brought out the best qualities in both the food and the wine.
WOTM May 2019 A celebration of English Chardonnay purity, and it comes with such welcoming texture and complexity.
Baked apple pudding and ripe stone fruit flavours set the stage for an incredibly approachable Blanc de Blancs.
Both driving and giving, ending on a delicious honey roasted nut complexity that lingers elegantly on the finish.
This fine English Chardonnay straddles that fine line between textural oaky delight and precise, punchy fruit purity.
A really grown-up wine that is more Pouilly-Fumé in style than it is New World Sauvignon Blanc.
Fresh, clean and dry with flavours of crisp apple, lime and a twist of tropical fruit.