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End Grain, 2019

By Tillingham

  • Region: Sussex
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: 36% Bacchus, 33% Madeline Angevine, 28% Ortega & 3% Müller Thurgau
  • Soil type: Chalk, Clay
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel, Other
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 19 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 10% Suitable V&V • Ortega – crushed, destemmed and foot trodden. 10 days maceration before being pressed and finishing fermentation in stainless steel tank,transferred to old oak barrels for one month, before concrete vat for 6 months. • Madeline Angevine – small amount (6%) whole bunch macerated for 3 days then pressed into stainless, remainder co-fermented with Bacchus in stainless steel. • Bacchus – small amount (6%) fermented in stainless, remainder co-fermented with Mad Ang 38% (of total) has spent time in oak barrel. • Müller Thurgau – whole bunches were pressed, juice fermented in stainless steel. • The four parts were blended into stainless tank before bottling in small batches by gravity. • Minimal sulphur added • Wild ferment TASTING NOTE: Hazy and pale green gold in appearance. Brimming with elderflower, citrus and white peach on the nose, with a hint of soft spicy notes. Saline, zesty and with grip from the skin contact and minerality from the concrete vats.

About Tillingham

Sussex, United Kingdom

Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, East Sussex, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond. This mixed farm, which dates from the 13th century, is home to vineyards, fruit trees, ancient woodland and livestock.