Bacchus 2014
Bacchus 2014

Tasting Note

An attractive and elegant dry white wine. The colour is star-bright lemon with a few fine legs. It has attractive floral aromas of elderflower and honeysuckle combined with citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon plus a hint of asparagus. The palate is crisp, zingy and fresh with notes of juicy pear william, honeydew melon and a touch of pineapple and lychee. It is beautifully balanced with uplifting lime acidity and good length.

Food matching

Perfect served chilled with flat fish such as lemon sole, plaice, brill or turbot. Nice with goats cheese salad or asparagus drizzled with lemon butter. Also good with sushi and pickled ginger or Mackerel ceviche with lime, shallots and coriander. 

Winemaking

The Bacchus grapes were hand-picked, crushed and macerated to enhance the extraction of varietal character. The temperature of the fermentation was kept cool to retain the juice’s natural aromas. The wine, made from first run juice, was partially malo-lactic fermented which added a richness and flavours of lychees. The wine was then matured for 6 months before bottling.

Technical Information

  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Acidity: 7.9 g/l
  • Residual sugar: 8.2 g/l

Cepage

96% Bacchus, 4% Chardonnay

Tasting notes and food pairing suggestions by local wine expert and consultant Rebecca Mitchell AIWS.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 Decanter - Bronze in 2011