Sporting a grown-up new look, Lyme Bay continues its affiliation with Essex fruit as this Chardonnay comes from ‘English Wine region of the moment’, the Crouch Valley.
The wine was fermented in a mixture of stainless steel, new and old French oak barrels and is quite a textured, distinctive style of Chardonnay.
Aromatically, there’s a characteristic tangerine/orange peel note that I’ve picked up in Essex Chardonnay before, along with orchard fruit, vanilla and winter spice.
The palate is curious, providing a fusion of green apple, poached pear and peachy notes with an underlying bitter orange complexity. I really enjoyed the layered textures on this wine, though the fruit still feels a little young and nervy. Another to watch to see how it develops.
A simply fantastic Pinot Noir, full of delicious, ripe red fruit flavours and velvety, integrated tannin. A must-try!
Takes you on a journey from crisp, green orchard fruit through to riper, fleshy peach.
A lovely fruit-forward rosé that's a superbly balanced summer sipper.
A dry and complex Blanc de Noirs that will continue to evolve with age.
An indulgent Classic Cuvée with rich notes of baked pear and ripe peach, with integrated honey sweetness.
Light and refreshing, one for those that like their fizz without that yeasty Champagne-like richness.