Grape variety: Bacchus
Tasting notes: Bacchus is an overt varietal somewhat similar in character to Sauvignon blanc and the 2016 Bacchus shows the typical complexity associated with this varietal. On the nose, there is a range of aromas from fruity through to herbal. Gooseberry, citrus, tomato leaf and thyme abound. The palate is dry but wonderfully balanced with good fruit weight and freshness. Tart gooseberry and citrus flavours with a long lingering aftertaste.
Food pairing: With its versatility, this is the dream wine for food pairing. While silky texture harmonises with many cheese and dairy based dishes, the showstopper will always be seafood; shellfish and white fish.
Winemaker's notes: It was clear to see before harvest that the 2016 Bacchus showed good ripeness and plenty of potential. Following whole bunch pressing the grapes, were fermented at a cool temperature to preserve the fresh, fruit forward aromas. After a short period of lees aging, the wine was filtered and bottled.