What's in the case?
Summer is officially here, so we’re celebrating with our Wines of Essex case. We’ve put together a case of six of our favourite Wines of Essex.
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So what’s in the case?
Firstly, an outstanding still white, grown in Essex and produced in the Cotswolds, the Freedom of the Press Bacchus. Freedom of the Press Bacchus 2020 is a dry wine with aromas and flavours of citrus, pear, a little almond blossom, pine nuts, some minerality, and a hint of aromatic herbs. It is a clean, fresh wine with a bit of ‘zip’, an elegant subtlety, and a good mouthfeel. Perfect for picnics, aperitifs, salads, fresh sheep and goats cheese and even vintage cheddar and seafood. We think this wine would also pair nicely with spicy or aromatic food.
Secondly, this case includes a delicate rosé, the Toppesfield Pinot Rosé. Toppesfield Pinot Rosé is a light, dry wine with hints of English strawberries and citrus. It is a gentle pink colour, with a refreshing finish and very ‘drinkable’ on a warm summers day. Toppesfield Pinot Rosé is a perfect match for fresh, citrusy fish dishes, or soft, creamy English cheeses.
Thirdly, a pair of excellent value English Still Wines : the Tuffon Hall Amelie Bacchus, and Beatrice Pinot Noir Rosé. The Bacchus offers aromas of traditional gooseberry and honeysuckle that are common to Bacchus, but also enticing riper aromas of peach and pear that are rarely found in English wines. On the palate is juicy fresh apple and melon. As always this is a wine that can be thoroughly enjoyed on its own, but also pairs well with a mixed barbecue, summery salads, local asparagus, pan-fried whitefish or a plate of Mersea oysters.
Tuffon Hall Beatrice Rosé offers delightful fruit blossom, pear drop and strawberries on the nose. The palate has hints of redcurrant, strawberries and raspberries with an appley note on the finish… Tuffon Hall Beatrice Rosé pairs well with Asian salads, shellfish and light tomato and herbal dishes.
Next, a stunning Pinot Noir from Prettyfields, near Colchester. An aromatic single varietal red. Medium-bodied with juicy berry flavours and balanced tannin structure.
Finally, a gorgeous Essex Bacchus, the Bardfield Bacchus. Bardfield Bacchus 2016 has scents of gooseberry, nettle, honeysuckle and elderflower. Refreshing yet mellow apple on the palate. Bardfield Bacchus pairs well with seafood and summer salad.