- English Red Wine
Lychgate Red£18.00 – £216.00
Hedgerow fruits • Black cherry • Black pepper
A medium-bodied dry English red wine with earthy aromas, hedgerow fruits and black cherry. The palate shows ripe blackberry and black pepper flavours held together with soft tannic structure for this luxury red wine.
Grape Variety: Rondo
Food Matches: Steak • Casseroles • Game
Similar in style to: Cabernet Franc
The fruit was fermented at 24c with pump-overs thrice daily. Yeast strains were selected to accentuate black fruit and spice characters. Full MLF in tank and micro-oxygenation were used to increase suppleness.
Perfectly complements steak frites as well as meaty pasta dishes, game, casseroles, and turkey. It also pairs well with goat’s cheese and blue cheese. For the sweeter tooth, try it with mince pies and mint dark chocolate.
The dark blackberry fruit character is a perfect foil to the creamy, savoury/sour notes in goat’s cheese. This brings a balance to both the wine and cheese, for our Head Winemaker this combination is a complete match.
SILVER - UKVA English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition
Grape varieties: Rondo
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