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. A admirable partner to cold meats, poultry and white fish dishes.