The Orpheus Bacchus is Woodchester’s flagship Bacchus and one of our absolute favourite examples of this variety. We thought that their 2017 was very special and that it would be very difficult to top – but they have managed that with the 2018. It shows true complexity and length – a wine to keep coming back to as it reveals layers of aromas and flavours. But it is also a great food wine, matching a wide range of fish and white meat dishes. Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. They have three vineyard sites in the Stroud valleys which produce a range of still white, rose and sparkling wines. They are located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse), with a total of 45 acres under vine. Woodchester Valley was established in 2007 when a single acre was planted on their Amberley site to assess the suitability of the land for growing vines. The three sites have different soil profiles although are all predominantly limestone. The Woodchester and Amberley sites are typical of Cotswold brash – shallow soils with a high stone content overlying Oolitic limestone, particularly favourable for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. These soils are very free-draining. Their Stonehouse site has a higher clay content and deeper soils well-suited for their Bacchus vines.
Buttery biscuits, honeysuckle, citrus fruit, smoke, rhubarb and orange zest - complex!£29.99
Ripe raspberry and strawberry aromas and flavours; dry and delicate£14.99
Full spectrum Bacchus from elderflower to lychee, amazing intensity and length£17.99
Delicate ripe green apple aromas with pear and lemon sherbet£24.99
Vibrant, exuberant autumn rosé with ripe red fruits and a long finish£13.99