Bacchus * 75cl * 12.5% ABV * Sussex, England
Bolney Estate was planted in the early 1970s on the edge of the South Downs and is now one of England's premier wine producers. The company is still family-run, with Sam Linter, daughter of founders Janet and Rodney, heading up the winemaking team. The focus with all their wines is to create a fruit-driven, linear and very English style. Bacchus has been adopted as the UK's signature grape and is a fabulous alternative to Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. This is crisp and fresh, with its characteristic hedgerow and nettle flavour, and plenty of refreshing acidity. An admirable partner to cold meats, poultry and white fish dishes.