A Wine That
is one of the rarest, most unusual and most curious wines you'll find in our Bottle Shop. If you're looking for something to surprise and spark conversation, this is your bottle. Think orange rind, lemon juice and with a herbal twist, while remaining oh-so light and drinkable... well, who could ever imagine that a Galician variety could produce such wonder in Wales? We're as shocked and delighted as you.
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- Winemaker: Ancre Hill
Where and How?
This comes from biodynamically farmed Albariño planted in Monmouthshire, Wales.
The whole bunches of Albariño underwent maceration for between 30 and 50 days (hence the orange colour), during which time the wine fermented naturally. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation naturally also, and aged in stainless steel and oak barrels for a minimum of ten months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulfites.
The Winemaker: Ancre Hill
Ancre Hill, a winery and vineyard in Monmouthshire, Wales, changed the name of the game for British wine. British wine is often compared to Champagne, as the sparkling wines are typically made from the same varieties. We try not to compare too much, as each country has its own identity, but it's important to note that Ancre Hill reflects the core values of the grower Champagne movement: care for the land, and artisan winemaking. Not only are they farming with love for the earth — biodynamically (foraging for their own preps and using local milk to combat disease) — but they are also making some of the most complex wines we've had from our island. They have set the bar high!