Mena Hweg 2019
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The last time we produced Mena Hweg was 2014 so we are very pleased to have our 2019 vintage ready for you in bottle, labelled and waiting to be enjoyed.
Wine: Still White
Grape variety: Chardonnay, Riesling, Seyval blanc
Sweetness: Semi sweet
Character: Aromatic and sweet
Aromas: Primrose, Apple, Jasmin
Flavours: Green apple, sherbet
Food Pairing: Enjoy as an aperitif or paired with savoury and dessert dishes that are not too sweet or spicy.
Mena Hweg is inspired by the great wines of Germany. We have derived our name from the Cornish translation for the grape Schönburger, which means ‘pretty/sweet hill’.
A very pale wine, It displays intense floral aromas of primrose and jasmine, while the palate is light, crisp and reminiscent of fresh green apple.
Each year we look for fruit with the right balance of acidity and sweetness to make this wine, in the style of some of the great wines of the Mosel.
This year it was small parcels of Chardonnay and Riesling from our Portscatho vineyard, which were part fermented with Seyval blanc to achieve the right balance. The ferment was kept very cool and then was halted three quarters of the way through to leave residual sugar and lower alcohol.
A semi sweet wine, the immediacy of the sweetness gives way to the natural acidity of the fruit for great length and balance.
Serve at 8-10c.
Meet winemaker David as he tastes his newest creation, our Mena Hweg 2019