Albourne Estate Bacchus Tasting Notes: A blend of multiple unique batches, Bacchus is one of the stars of Albourne’s range, delivering a distinctive wine characterised by water-white paleness, a crisp refreshing mouthfeel and notable aromatic complexity. This vintage was enhanced by the warmth of the 2018 summer lending a touch more texture and richness to the wine. The diversity of aromas range from elderflower to green pepper, from mango to lime, to lemon thyme, fresh Thai basil & oregano.
FOOD PAIRING goats cheese • caesar salad • prawn cocktail
Albourne Estate Vineyard Profile
Albourne Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful South Downs. The vineyard is just eight miles from Brighton in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Albourne’s winemakers craft small quantities of award-winning still and sparkling English wine using only our own sustainably grown grapes. We regularly visit Albourne Estate on our wine tours of Sussex. Why not join us for a tour?
Albourne Wine Estate was established in 2010 by husband and wife team, Alison Nightingale and Nick Cooper. It has rapidly established itself as an innovative and quality-led English wine producer at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry. Following a career in marketing working overseas for large multinationals, Alison took a step back in 2004 and with two young children completed a Viticulture & Enology degree at Plumpton College, before searching for their own site to establish a vineyard in England. After a lengthy search they came across Albourne Farm, just 5 minutes from where they lived in Hurstpierpoint. Albourne Estate has the perfect combination of location, geology and buildings, it is also one fo the most beautiful vineyards in Sussex.
Over the past 11 years they have established the vineyard, a winery and a stunning new Tasting Room. From winning ‘UK Wine of the Year’ in 2015 with a Bacchus wine from the second ever harvest, the range, quality and reputation of Albourne Estate wines has grown. This includes traditional and charmat method sparkling wines, white and red still wines and one of the first English Vermouths.
Visit Albourne Estate
You can visit Albourne for tours and tastings, or why not join a Great British Wine Tour and let us do the driving!