We’ve managed to get our hands on the last handful of these rare bottles. Grapes named after the Greek god of wine are grown in Herefordshire and lovingly crafted into wine in London using a Georgian winemaking vessel called a ‘qvevri’, which looks like a giant concrete egg. Wine doesn’t get much cooler and more experimental than this.
Grapes from Sixteen Ridges Vineyard in Ledbury were raced to a railway arch in London’s East End and destemmed by hand and trodden by foot. Fermented naturally in a combination of stainless steel and qvevri. Bacchus is a grassy, floral, Sauvignon Blanc-like grape variety, so this wine leaps out of the glass to meet you with lemon zest, elderflower, wildflowers, herbes de Provence, lemon posset and summertime vibes. In a word: truly remarkable. OK, so that’s more than one word, but it’s hard not to be overexcited about this.
After visiting vineyards and urban wineries around the globe, Warwick Smith was inspired to launch the capital’s second winery. His top-quality fruit is sourced from small growers around Europe and is transported to London in refrigerated trucks before being lovingly pressed by hand and foot beneath the train tracks in Bethnal Green. Urban wineries are one of the most exciting things to happen to the industry in a long time and you need to be all over it.
£3.47 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2841338
Style No.: 706616
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