Chapel Down launches first orange wine

04 November, 2015

Chapel Down has announced the release of ‘England’s first orange wine’, Chapel Down Orange Bacchus 2014.

The Kentish producers describe the 12% abv wine as ‘unashamedly different’ and ‘unique’. Chapel Down Orange Bacchus 2014 is sourced from the ‘ripest Bacchus from the excellent 2014 vintage’.

Chapel Down winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, said: We are keen to push the boundaries and experiment with winemaking techniques in order to produce the best quality and innovative wines. With England increasingly becoming known for Bacchus as a white wine varietal, I was eager to explore the potential of this versatile variety.”

Donaghay-Spire began skin contact trials with Bacchus during the 2014 harvest.

“England is gaining a deserved reputation for world-class sparkling wines but I hope with our Orange Bacchus it demonstrates the quality of English still wines and winemaking excellence that we offer as a growing industry,” he added.

This limited release will be focused at the premium on-trade and independent off trade with a RRP of £20.00. 





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