This is rather special. It can’t be called Port, because it’s not from the Douro in Portugal, but this wine is made in the same way as a Late Bottled Vintage Port. Regent grapes from the 2015 harvest were vinified and then spirit added to stop the fermentation, leaving residual sugar in the fortified wine. The wine then sat in barrel for 4 years before being bottled, and each one of the 487 bottles was then hand sealed with red wax by the winemaker, Robb Merchant. The liquid displays powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, and is rich, soft and lingering on the palate. Limited in number, and unique in style within these shores, this is a real gem of a wine.
We would strongly recommend decanting this fortified wine 1-2 hours prior to drinking it, to allow it to blossom fully. It will also age fantastically over the next 5+ years.
White Castle Vineyard is a Welsh vineyard situated near the market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth it is owned and run by Robb and Nicola Merchant....Browse Wines
Powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, rich, soft and a lingering finish£24.99 Add to Basket
Ethereal but complex, layers of raspberry, cherry and strawberry with vanilla - better than Burgundy!£27.50 Add to Basket
Complex bouquet of dark red berries with layers of mineral; juicy, lush, generous and complex on the palate£22.50 Add to Basket
Wonderful red fruit aromas and dark cherry flavours, a deep coloured quality red wine£22.50 Add to Basket
Layered aromas of peach, orange blossom & nectarine, ripe lychee on the palate and a long soft spicy finish£19.99 Add to Basket