Tillingham - Endgrain 2019
Region: East Sussex / England
Grapes: 36% Bacchus, 33% Madeleine Angevine, 28% Ortega & 3% Müller Thurgau
Hazy and pale green gold in appearance. Brimming with elderflower, citrus and white
peach on the nose, with a hint of soft spicy notes. Saline, zesty and with grip from the skin contact and minerality from the concrete vats.
The Ortega: crushed, destemmed and foot trodden. 10 days maceration before being pressed and finishing fermentation in stainless steel tank, transferred to old oak barrels for one month, before concrete vat for 6 months. The Madeline Angevine: small amount (6%) wholebunch macerated for 3 days then pressed into stainless, remainder co-fermented with Bacchus in stainless steel. The Bacchus: small amount (6%) fermented in stainless, remainder co-fermented with Madeline Angevine in old oak puncheons. The Müller Thurgau: wholebunch pressed direct to stainless steel tank.
The four components were blended into stainless tanks before bottling in small batches by gravity. Unfined & unfiltered.