Grape Bacchus, Faberrebe, Ortega, Siegerrebe, Huxelrebe
Producer Davenport Vineyards
Winemaker Will Davenport Alcohol 10.5% Bottle size 75cl
Davenport is a family run vineyard in Rotherfield , East Sussex. The first vines were planted by Will Davenport in 1991 and a programme of careful planting has continued up until 2007. It’s great to see the Auxerrois back in favour to add some variety to the English Wine scene. Will is highly regarded within the trade, to quote Stephen Skelton ‘Will Davenport is one of the more serious and talented winegrowers. The winery contains some of the best facilities and equipment in the UK….one of England’s brighter stars.’ This year (2014) Davenport won the prestigious Gore-Brown Trophy for the best wine of the year.
This is the most exciting wine on our list. Look at that list of grapes. Super pungent nose of lemon and nettles. Crisp, aromatic and fruit driven with some underlying minerality on the finish.