The 2018 growing season was exceptional, offering not only unprecedented quality, but also unprecedented yields. Lyme Bay’s growers know that the former trumps the latter, which meant that we were able to achieve the perfect balance. Picking took place when flavour and ripeness peaked, which coincided with unheard of levels of potential alcohol in the UK – which meant a higher than usual 13.5% ABV.
This wine has been aged in French oak for 11 months to create this delightfully fuller bodied white wine.
The nose offers subtle buttery flavours and aromas of toasted oak, lemon, lime and tropical fruits.
The palate has exceptional length, creamy texture and elegance with lingering acidity. There are apricot and citrus flavours with a touch of honey, nuts and toffee.
About the vineyard
Lyme Bay Winery is the home of LBW Drinks. The small, dedicated drinks company is full of people who are passionate about producing delicious and award-winning English Wine, Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead, Liqueurs and Spirits from our home in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley.
Lyme Bay combine their knowledge and love of flavours and ingredients with their wine-making skills to craft award-winning traditional drinks, tailored to the 21st-century palate. Each of these amazing products is fermented, blended and aged, as appropriate, right here at the Winery under the supervision of their experienced team.
Over the years this bold approach to producing category-defining drinks has paid off. Since opening their doors 25 years ago they have seen the success and reputation of their products soar, winning awards from prestigious competitions including the International Wine and Spirit Competition, the International Cider Challenge, the Decanter World Wine Awards and many more.
Lyme Bay are the only English Winery to achieve an A* accreditation for manufacturing quality from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) ensuring that all their products are crafted to the highest standards.
They source grapes for their English Wines from select growers across the country so they can confidently claim to make the best wines from the best grapes from the best growers – every time.
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