Silex 2018

Venn Club Members only

A tiny amount of our very first Silex Blanc from the 2018 library stock is available whilst it lasts to Venn members only. This is a wine that Ben made to develop in bottle so, if you haven’t got any in your cellar it could be a great chance to try against more recent vintages.

Tasting notes

This is a complex wine, with breezy floral notes overlaying fresh spice and toasted almond. At first it hits you with peach and apricot but then a nutty spice comes through as it develops in the glass.

It is zippy on the palate, clean and linear with good structure and can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to five years.

 

Technical information

Whole bunch pressed

Stainless steel fermented and aged in barrel for 6 months

Pinot noir (70 %), Solaris (30 %)

Pinot noir portion allowed to complete malolactic fermentation (MLF). No MLF on the Solaris.

No fining agents have been used so the wine is vegan friendly gluten free.

Alcohol: 11.5%

Residual sugar: 3.1 g/L

Titratable acidity: 8.7 g/L