2016 Solaris Dessert 37.5cl
This is special edition wine to celebrate the highest natural sugar levels ever recorded at Sedlescombe – and quite possibly in England - a result of the exceptionally dry and warm late summer weather of 2016. A naturally sweet Dessert wine produced from unchapitalized juice from our 2016 Solaris grapes. Fermentation not fully completed so as to achieve 57g/l residual sugar. No sweetening added! Fermented using natural wild yeasts.
TASTING NOTES This wine has an elegant character with full-on smooth sweetness balanced superbly by exquisite fruity acidity. Quite complex. Great with cheeses or most after dinner delights, or enjoy on its own. An exceptional English Wine to be proud of!
TECHNICAL DATA Total alcohol 8.9%
Total acidity 8.2g/l
Residual sugar 57g/l
Free SO2 32mg/l Total SO2 307mg/l
Oechsele at harvest Solaris(96%) 98 - 108 (13.4% vol to 15% vol)
Johanniter/Kerner(4%) 86 (11.6% vol)
CERTIFICATION 1) Biodynamic; certified by the Biodynamic Association (GB006)
2) Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
CELLARING Anticipated maturity: Autumn 2017 - 2020
BOTTLED March 2017 Half-bottles (37.5cl) ONLY
CLOSURE Natural cork (no plastic capsule!)
RELEASED April 2017
PRODUCTION 1981 half-bottles.
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