Thirst-quenching and tonic like in its way. Unique style, crystalline, brilliant feel.
About The Wine
Bracing and bitter but not at all twisted, this is a superb orange wine from Tillingham Estate, the burgeoning bad boys of the English wine scene.
Four varieties, some whole bunch ferments, all wild yeast, varied skin contact times according to the grapes, and bottled with just a whiff of sulphur.
The result is a cracking, fascinating wine that is super-salty, soaringly-aromatic, grippingly bitter, and highly recommended for orange/ amber lovers. Cos it's English, innit.
Tillingham is at the cutting edge of the growing English wine industry, which was always the goal of founder Ben Walgate.
Located a few miles back from the English Channel, near the port town of Rye, Ben only planted vines in 2017 - he now has 20 different varieties over 70 acres, some of which are vines but much of which is given over to livestock or fruit orchards.
Low to no sulphur, biodynamic farming, skin-contact winemaking and aging in clay amphora - this ticks all the lo-fi hipster boxes, and yet we're in deepest conservative, rural England!