New Hall Bacchus Fume
Dangerous but brilliant
- ABV 11.5
- ESSEX, ENGLAND
What do they say?
Very pale lemon in colour. On the nose, very fragrant with notes of jasmine, fennel, cardamom, lemon, green apples and pears with a hint of smoke. Citrusy on the palate with notes of lime and lemon but also green apple, gooseberry and a hint of nectarine and passion fruit. Bright acidity and medium to long finish which delivers a hint of toast and vanilla.
What does the English Vine say?
What do you mean by a Fume? Well, let us explain.
Imagine for a second this wine, made from a Bacchus grape, is you going out on a Saturday night in Essex (where this was produced) wearing your sharpest clothing, feeling good and ready for a good time. But you go one step further. Like adding a little oakiness to the Bacchus grape, now you're going our in your white shoes, most attention grabbing clothes, hair all done and people can't stop looking at you. It could go really right or really wrong because like your set-up, mixing a delicate wine like Bacchus with oakiness is dangerous and you will get noticed. But in this case New Hall, brilliant as they are, have taken on this danger and pulled it off. Like this wine, you've become the star of the night and people love it.
So well done Steve, Wine Maker at New Hall, you've nailed it again.
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