This white wine is a very easy drinking wine with aromas and flavours of fresh green apples and pears and English fruits with balanced acidity. An equal blend of Seyval Blanc and Phoenix, their 2020 White is a dry wine but with a touch of fruit sweetness and offers appealing notes of fresh apples, Muscat grapes, elderflower, white pepper and barley sugar. A lovely drop on a summer or spring day.
Easy to drink chilled on its own or with chicken, fish and salads and soft cheese.
The story of Easing Hill Vineyard started 15 years ago when owners, Judith and Tim Davies, planted 400 vines as a hobby on a small area of hillside at their home in Worcestershire.
Their first attempt at keeping pet sheep and goats wasn’t for them, and they opted for growing vines despite knowing it would be an arduous task as the hillside was so steep and they’d have to cultivate the vines by hand. Their instincts were spot on as they discovered that throughout the ages, their land had already been used for grape growing at least as far back as 1604, but also possibly by the Romans.
With the help of their four children, they established their estate, working the vines by hand without using any herbicides or insecticides and also managed to produce their own solar electricity. Today they produce three wines including a still rosé, a still white and a sparkling wine.
Seyval blanc is a hybrid wine grape variety used to make white wines. Its vines ripen early, are productive and are suited to fairly cool climates. Seyval blanc is grown mainly in England, the United States east coast, in the Pacific Northwest, as well as to a lesser extent in Canada.
Phoenix is a white variety of grape of German origin used for wine. It was created by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in Siebeldingen in 1964, by crossing the Vitis vinifera variety Bacchus with the hybrid grape Villard Blanc