The 2017 vintage has produced a delightfully fresh, well-balanced and smooth Bacchus. Calmer yet more complex on the nose than many vintages, our 2017 wine leads with herbal, tomato leaf and basil notes complimented by delightful tropical tones of papaya, mango and pineapple…with elderflower taking a less pronounced but vital supporting role. We delight in the way our Bacchus exposes so many new faces to us every year. As always, the palate is super-clean, refreshing and balanced….always leaving you wanting another sip!
100% Pinot Noir
The beautiful rose gold colour of our Blanc de Noirs comes from the gentle whole bunch pressing of Pinot Noir grapes (hence, “white of blacks”). Coupled with extended on-lees ageing this has created a rich, complex and full sparkling wine with mature autolytic character and hints of red fruit notes.
A refreshing extra pale session ale, brewed using Sussex spring water, extra pale malts and an indecent amount of zesty, floral, oh so delicious hops. Unfined, naturally hazy, suitable for vegans and gluten free.
A blend of 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 3 years on the lees have helped create an elegant wine from Herstmonceux. Citrus and yeast on the nose with a wonderfully fine and soft mousse. Honeyed and biscuity on the palate, with a long finish.
The botanicals we forage for Hibernation Gin are influenced by the later season, and include wild crab apples, blackberries, bilberries and lingonberries.
We combine these with carefully selected classic, and other locally-foraged botanicals, and precision-distil with a combination of our own pure spring water and grain spirit, before over-wintering in a rare White Port cask.
We believe this is the world's first gin to be aged in a fully-seasoned White Port barrel, and we are indebted to our friends at Niepoort Vinhos for providing this to us.
Each bottle is hand signed and lot numbered, recognising extremely limited production.
Bottled at 45% volume without chill-filtration.
Hibernation Gin is an exquisite sipping gin, optionally chilled, or as a martini, and also makes a delicious negroni.