Loved by many critics, including Oz Clarke, our Bacchus is the perfect wine for those looking for something similar to, but perhaps more interesting than a new-world Sauvignon Blanc. We are super proud of our Bacchus 2021. It was a tricky harvest for most of the UK but we were lucky to pick some beautifully ripe and clean fruit here at Flint.
Ben likes to extract as much complexity and flavour from the Bacchus grape as possible. He does this by picking fruit from different vineyards at different times and handling the individual lots of grapes according to their ripeness levels. Bacchus is a complex variety and can produce wines that are floral, citrusy, herbaceous and leafy. It can present itself as an aged Riesling or as a young, new-world Sauvignon blanc depending on how it has been produced.
*Winner of a silver medal and 91 points at the 2022 International Wine Challenge (IWC). It was the top rated Bacchus in the competition and it ranked in the top four English still whites. The judges’ tasting note described it as: “Green apple, lemon zest on the tangy, zippy palate. Lively, energetic wine.”
Multiple methods used on component fermentations to increase complexity
Combination of whole bunch and crushed / de-stemmed pressing with partial use of inert gas
Specialist and native yeast strains used to provide varietal and aromatic intensity
10 % fermentation and aged in barrel
Blended across over 8 individual components resulting in a layered example of Bacchus
No fining agents have been used so the wine is vegan friendly gluten free
Alcohol: 11.0 %
Titratable acidity: 7.3 g/L
Residual sugar: 2.7 g/L