Grapes: Ortega, Bacchus, Madeline Angevine, Müller Thurgau Style: Skin contact white ABV: 10% Any added sulphites: Minimal Filtered: No Size: 75cl
Hazy and pale green-gold in appearance. Brimming with elderflower, citrus and white peach on the nose, with a hint of soft spicy notes. Saline, zesty and with grip from the skin contact and minerality from the concrete vats.
Endgrain (the replacement to the Ortega 17) has a blend of grapes each with its own process before fermentation in stainless steel. The Ortega grapes are foot pressed twice per day for a week before fermentation, the Schonburger are hand selected on the sorting table and whole bunch foot trodden. Both Chardonnay and Bacchus grapes are again whole bunch pressed before fermenting in steel.
Tillingham is the brainchild of Ben Walgate, who has quickly become a winemaker to keep your eye on. The primary focus of the label is ecological biodiversity, which has led to the production of distinct, exciting wines. Using natural methods, they combine ancient traditional farming techniques and contemporary best practice to create a range of low intervention wines that allow the grapes to really shine.