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
Blackcurrant and plum, toast and vanilla, rich and rounded£23.99
Elderflower on the nose with ripe citrus on the palate£16.99
Powerful blackberry and bramble flavours, rich, soft and a lingering finish£27.49
Ethereal but complex, layers of raspberry, cherry and strawberry with vanilla - better than Burgundy!£27.50
Wonderful red fruit aromas and dark cherry flavours, a deep coloured quality red wine£22.50
Layered aromas of peach, orange blossom & nectarine, ripe lychee on the palate and a long soft spicy finish£19.99