Balfour Hush Heath Septered Isle 2018 6 bottle case
Custard, ripe apple, lemon curd and peach at play
Born from the idea of doing something new with something old, this wine uses the seven traditional grape varieties of Champagne. These varieties are seldom found as a blend and are nearly unheard of for a still wine. Sequential inoculations of three carefully selected yeasts, and in tank bâtonnage, results in an intense nose, with hints of fresh Kentish fruit and spice, and a unctuous and complex palate. The wines come from the 400-acre estate in Kent of the Balfour-Lynns, enveloped in ancient oak woodland. To turn his dream into reality Balfour-Lynn was helped by Stephen Skelton MW using his extensive experience with English vineyards. This wine is part of the Winemaker’s Collection; the Septered Isle is the brainchild of Head Winemaker Fergus Elias.