Gotta Have It
A limited edition, this wine is perfect for collectors, or to give as a special gift. Meet the UK's highest sugar content sweet wine, Biddenden Vineyards have really sweetened the deal with their new release!
Kent’s original vineyard, Biddenden, has been owned and managed by the Barnes family since 1969. Today the vineyard is run by the second and third generations of the family, drawing on many years of experience in winemaking at Biddenden.
You’ll find the vineyard in one of the prettiest corners of England, on gentle south facing slopes situated in a sheltered valley, just outside the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden. Book a Private Tour or pop into the Vineyard Shop and try the Self-Guided Tour instead. It’s a wonderful day out!
You’ll want to add this to your collection! The Biddenden Ortega Late Harvest 2018 is an aromatic, sweet wine produced using the sweetest grape recorded in the UK.
Once pressed, the wine underwent a cool fermentation, stopped at 10% vol leaving a residual sugar of 122g/l – believed to be the highest naturally occurring sugar levels ever recorded by a UK vineyard.
With a distinctive light colour, due to a short pick to press time, displaying floral aromas with complex nectar, honey & butterscotch notes on the palate. The finish is long, clean & crisp with the tiniest hint of black pepper on the tongue.
Their Ortega vines are some of the oldest in the country at nearly 50 years old and with no other vineyard recording naturally occurring sweetness levels like this in the UK, it’s pretty special!
Having spent 2.5 years in bottle, it’s now ready to be enjoyed. Buy a limited edition bottle to drink now and keep another to lay down to enjoy in years to come!