Wiston Estate Tank Five Chardonnay Bacchus

Wiston Estate Tank Five Chardonnay Bacchus

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Wiston Estate Tank Five Chardonnay Bacchus

Region: West Sussex, England

Vintage: NV

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Chardonnay Bacchus

ABV: 12%

This wine is a multi-vintage blend. The Chardonnay imparts depth and complexity, enhanced by the extended 18 months ageing in lees, while the Bacchus delivers varietal freshness.

Healthy grapes were gently crushed, and fermented in barrels, the resulting still wine from the Bacchus showcases why this grape is becoming so popular in the UK – with good balance, freshness, intensity of flavour and smooth mouthfeel from the barrel fermentation.

Wines have been grown on the soft chalk slopes of the South Downs around the Wiston Estate since Roman times, some 2,000 years ago.  The current winery was inspired Pip Goring’s arrival at the estate in 1972 and her dream to plant a vineyard that would evoke memories of her childhood in South Africa’s Western Cape. With the support of family and the perseverance of her Huguenot ancestors, Pip’s dream became a reality. In 2006, the Goring family planted a south-facing 16-acre site with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay vines. In the same year, Harry and Pip’s son Richard moved back to the Estate with his wife, Kirsty. Having worked on small scale organic farms in western Canada, they brought with them the desire to invest for the long term in the soil and the community. Pip’s dream, which was as much about bringing people together as it was about making wine, has now become a reality and fifteen years after the vineyards were first planted the Wiston Estate’s team of growers and winemakers, which has doubled in size, has become a dynamic focal point for its ever-growing community.