2020 Tillingham R

Tillingham |East Sussex |Regent
Zero additions English red wine from the Regent grape (hence the R). A tangy adult soda, so bright and vivacious.

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While waiting for many of his newly-planted vineyards to mature Tillingham founder Ben Walgate is sourcing fruit from some of the surprisingly numerous vineyards of southern England.

This vivid, spritely lightweight red is made from the Regent grape, and is wild-fermented, unfined, unfiltered and has no sulphur added at all.

Cherry soda, red and blackcurrant fruits, wildly aromatic, and pretty wild and meaty on the tangy palate. An unconventional red for unconventional people.

Blackberry and violets on the nose. Fresh and slightly crunchy currants on the palate, bright acidity and soft round tannins.

Regent grapes from a nearby vineyard in Sussex, conventionally grown. The fruit was divided into a number of different batches, including whole bunch carbonic, 100% destemmed carbonic,
both in concrete (some of the free run from the former was racked to barrel); the rest was a mixture of whole bunch and destemmed berries. Total time on skins between 4 and 10 days. Spontaneous malolactic in stainless steel after pressing. Bottled via gravity with no additions.

Region: East Sussex, England
Blend: Regent (100%)
Closure: 750ml
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91 Points - "Regent grape variety. Some fermented whole bunch carbonic, some destemmed ‘carbonic’. In stainless steel, no SO2. G’day, UK.

Sloshy, sour-sweet thing, very tart, slightly candy-like upfront before the cherry cola, sarsaparilla hit and a bloody, game meat finish in zesty, blood orange tang. Wild ride, good ride, a fun, frisky, intriguing expression of grape here." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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