According to our source, Devon is known for the "Cornubian Massif". This group, who broke away from Staines in 2005, are often seen on the streets of Exeter eating muesli in satin tracksuits. Devon, we have discovered, is also becoming known for its English wine. If you haven't tried it yet - or are recovering from a bad experience in the 80's - this elegant white is the place to start. A touch of sweetness and a lick of oak produce something altogether classy, complex and understated. Unpopular, therefore, with the Cornubian massif but going down a treat here.
This off-dry and every popular wine has alight, fresh character achieved by carefully blending the different grape varieties and paritally ageing in American oak. Lovely fruit aromsa with supplie delicate flavours and a just off-dry style, result in a wine ideal for drinking alone or with food. This wine makes ideal early drinking. Ages well for up to 4 years.
Duncan Schwab is Head Winemaker. In 1992 he joined Sharpham to get some wine experience, following his father's purchase of a three acre vineyard in Cornwall. Twenty years later and Duncan is one of the most experienced and reputable winemakers in the UK.
Different varieties are fermented separately and belneded at a later date. Some residual grape sugar is retained in the wine. Part of the cuvee is matured in oak to add richness and complexity. This light, fresh blend starts with floral notes on the nose alongside grassy aromas, citrus and a hint of minerality.
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