@westwellwines Ortega Amphora 17
In the glass this Amber/Golden colour almost the colour I imagined Helen of Troy’s hair had me transfixed ... moving on 😁
On the nose Peach, Nectarines, pink grapefruit and a beautiful honeyed note woven though it all ... the palate has wonderful weight and body with hints of black tea leaf, fennel and dried thyme and that honey note coating you mouth
this wine is so elegant and complex as you drink you peel back more and more layers just like reading the Homers Odyssey
About this wine and the estate
Fermented in a traditional bespoke terracotta Amphora, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, gives very different fermentation characteristics and hence flavours, to this white wine.
Our site is located just beneath the Pilgrims Way on the North Downs, a route used for centuries by Pilgrims travelling to Canterbury. Just over 9 acres is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – our sparkling wine varieties and 4 acres of Ortega - our still wine.
Beneath the sandy silt-loam soil layer, lies the chalk sub-layer, similar to that in Champagne. This provides both excellent deep drainage as well as gentle moisture to the vines even in the driest of summers. Our soils contain high proportions of flint, which help drainage and retain the heat, before radiating this back during the night.
There are six classified soil geologies on site and each variety and clone has been planted according to its best suited position. Chardonnay is situated on shallower chalky soils where flint proportions are highest as well as where it captures the evening sun best. The Pinots are on sandy/chalky soil. Our Ortega is planted in the sandiest, most sheltered spot to fully develop its fruity aromatic style.
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Dici "Prosecco DOC Treviso" e pensi alla gioia di stare insieme, con le persone che ami, sorseggiando un vino frizzante e leggero, eccellenza della nostra Marca Trevigiana.
Prova il Prosecco DOC La Callaltella, nella versione Brut o Extra Dry.
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Teste the Prosecco DOC La Callaltella in version Brut or Extra Dry. You can make it yours directly in our winery . We send in Italy and also abroad.
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