Region: East Sussex, England
Grapes: Ortega, Bacchus, Pinot Gris & Müller Thurgau
Wine type: Orange
About: Winemaker Ben Walgate grew up on a farm on the Lincolnshire Wolds, and his immersion in rural life from a young age has had a strong influence on his approach to wine… an interest which in turn was derived after visiting his first vineyard in Burgundy (one that is now certified biodynamic) aged 22. He knew immediately that he wanted to work with wine and immersed himself in various parts of the trade including winemaking and vineyard management, import and sales. His goal however was always to realise the original dream of owning and operating a small farm with a vineyard at its core.
Soft peachy orange in appearance. Fruit, flowers, and delicate spice intertwine, with
lychee, earl grey and cardamom. On the palate fleshy stone fruit gives way to a long
and grippy finish; hallmark characteristics of the Qvevri vinification.