This wine travelled about three miles from the vineyard to my house. I’m a great fan of English wines and this comes from a beautiful spot; Shoreham near Sevenoaks – in the ‘valley of light’ once favoured by artists. The Mount tries to offer a ‘vineyard experience’, with tastings and food. Like most ‘hospitality’ businesses, this part of their trade must have suffered in 2020, with several lockdowns and the area currently (unfairly) being in ‘Tier 3’. Their shop and online business continue to trade, however and they have cut their prices.
Tasting notes: An attractive pale lemon colour. Initially some hedgerow aromas and white flowers. Dry, crisp, fresh with lively acidity. Bacchus may not be to everyone’s palate – but if you like somewhat floral aromatic wines or are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc this is for you. At £23 this may seem rather expensive but is comparable in price and quality to Chapel Down’s offerings, which I have tasted and reviewed extensively here – Chapel Down – A Time for Wine.
Region of Origin – Kent
Wine Colour – White
Price – £23-£30
Where do I get it from? Wine merchants
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – The Mount Vineyard
Grape – A blend of Bacchus and Siegerrebe
Country – England
Verdict – Good wine. Pricey.
Food matching – would go really well with fish.