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Bacchus 2022

Knightor Winery

Bacchus 2022


Wine: Still White
Grape Variety: Bacchus
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 11.5%
Character: Crisp, Aromatic, Tropical
Aromas: Passionfruit, Elderflower, Thyme 
Flavours: Lime, Gooseberry, White Pepper
Style: England's answer to Sauvignon Blanc
Food Pairing: Perfect with seafood, cheeses, and more delicately flavoured foods. 

Tasting Notes: Bacchus is typically one of the most expressive varieties grown in the UK, often compared to Sauvignon Blanc. The warm summer and autumn of 2022 resulted in a wine that is more full bodied and tropical than usual. The nose is powerful with aromas of passionfruit, thyme and grass. The palate is dry and fruit forward, with citrus and gooseberry flavours. 

Winemaker's Notes: A fuller bodied, spicy reflection of the warm 2022 vintage. Picked by hand on the 28th of September, the grapes were perfectly clean with excellent sugar levels and ripe flavours. The grapes were destemmed and pressed following a short time cold soaking. The must was then fermented cool in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine was allowed to age for a short period on the fine lees before being bottled in Spring 2023.

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