Varieties: Grenache Blanc (50%), Grenache Gris (50%)
Bottle size: 750 mL
Our fourth vintage of Field of the Bee arrives in early June.
A lovely, fresh, yet rounded white with notes of peach and fresh pineapple, with a touch of almond.
Eyes: A limpid yellow gold
Nose: Very enticing, and quite expressive, with notes of peach and yellow plum.
Mouth: A dry wine, but also very soft and approachable, this rich, flavourful white has some of the zing of Sauvignon, but with a much smoother, softer palate, more like a Viognier, with layers of peachy fruit.
Recommended food pairings: Lovely with chicken, grilled pork, rich seafood dishes and butternut squash risotto.
Winemaker: Justin Howard-Sneyd and Jean-Marc Lafage
Growing conditions: A very hot June and July ripened the white grapes quickly, and a much cooler August helped to retain acidity and freshness in the grapes.
Winemaking notes: The grapes that go into this wine come from vineyards belonging to Jean-Marc Lafage (hence it is bottled under the 'Field of the Bee' label, rather than as 'Domaine of the Bee' (which would need to come 100% from our own vineyards) Some of Jean-Marc's vines are over 100 years old, and produce fabulously intense grapes which need careful vinification in cool temperatures, and just a small amount of the wine was aged in barrel.
2017 - 2018
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