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Chapel Down launches first orange wine
Published:  04 November, 2015

Chapel Down has announced the release of ‘England’s first orange wine’, Chapel Down Orange Bacchus 2014.

The Kentish producers describe the 12% abv wine as ‘unashamedly different’ and ‘unique’. Chapel Down Orange Bacchus 2014 is sourced from the ‘ripest Bacchus from the excellent 2014 vintage’.

Chapel Down winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, said: We are keen to push the boundaries and experiment with winemaking techniques in order to produce the best quality and innovative wines. With England increasingly becoming known for Bacchus as a white wine varietal, I was eager to explore the potential of this versatile variety.”

Donaghay-Spire began skin contact trials with Bacchus during the 2014 harvest.

“England is gaining a deserved reputation for world-class sparkling wines but I hope with our Orange Bacchus it demonstrates the quality of English still wines and winemaking excellence that we offer as a growing industry,” he added.

This limited release will be focused at the premium on-trade and independent off trade with a RRP of £20.00.