Sedlescombe First Release
Sedlescombe First Release is a gorgeously crafted organic English white wine. It is made from hand-picked Rivaner, Bacchus and Johanniter (a new Riesling cross) grapes that have been grown bio-dynamically. There is a beautifully intense fruity aroma with zesty flavours of gooseberry, grapefruit and even lemon grass.
Established in 1979, Sedlescombe is England’s oldest organic vineyard. In 2010 this family run winery launched the first bio-dynamic English wine. Nowadays these natural methods also include use of wild, natural yeasts for more unique and complex wines that reflect the singular terroir. The complexity of the wines and the care for the environment has won Sedlescombe a number of awards along the way.
The Sedlescombe vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic. Their bio-dynamic and organic standards are to ensure that there is no use of artificial pesticides and fertilisers. They prohibit genetically modified ingredients and help to promote wildlife conservation.
Sedlescombe First Release, English Quality Wine, East Sussex, England
Grape varieties: mainly Rivaner and Bacchus.
Matches: many Asian foods and really a great all rounder.
Ready to drink now, although it can be kept for up to 5 years. Keep in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight.
No animal products are used in making this wine: this is the case with all wines on our website. This is not the case with so many wines that are commonly on sale in the UK. Far too many wines have animal products used as a so-called production aid; they will often have a large array of chemical additives as well. Have a look at our page on additives allowed in wines. Many vegan wines are also organic or better still bio-dynamically grown. The care taken in growing the grapes and making the wine comes through in the taste of the final product. This is a vegan wine.