Heggies Botrytis Riesling 2015 - Half Bottle 375ml

£15.50

Life is all about balance, otherwise we’d slide around Shoreditch on our bellies like hipster snakes; “Go on Eve, take a bite of the apple, it’s from an organic fruit...

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Life is all about balance, otherwise we’d slide around Shoreditch on our bellies like hipster snakes; “Go on Eve, take a bite of the apple, it’s from an organic fruit market and was watered with the tears of out of work actors who once featured in a film noir short." *Clears throat* shall we try that again; life is all about balance. For example, when you make a stupid joke in a tasting note you then have to balance it with some legitimate wine facts. The Heggies Botrytis Riesling is the perfect example of this it is succulently sweet with flavours satsuma, bees wax, cumquat marmalade and blossom however the racy acidity, typical of the Riesling grape, keeps this dessert wine feeling refreshing and far from sticky. See, balance!
On every Heggies Vineyard bottle is the image of a man sitting on top of his horse and surveying the land before him. The man’s name is Colin Heggie, a local grazier, who was the original owner of the picturesque Eden Valley property before he sold it to his old friend Wyndham Hill Smith. Wyndham had an eye for great vineyard sites and he could see the potential for growing quality grapes on this magnificent sweep of country that had been grazing land for so long. Planting began in 1971 and the first Heggies Vineyard wine was released in 1979. The Heggies Vineyard is blessed with a number of different meso climates across the site, with slope and aspect causing significant variances. The vineyard parcel for the Botrytis Riesling almost chooses itself, situated on a gentle westerly slope with trees providing shelter on three sides and a dam forming the border at the base of the vineyard. These factors lead to humid, still conditions with morning fogs that are perfect for the development of botrytis cinerea. The botrytised grapes were selectively hand harvested with the fruit showing pure finesse, richness and balance. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice given a cool, even fermentation to ensure the retention of the pure fruit characters.
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Standard

£4.95

FREE

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Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.