Orange Wine Ancre Hill Estates
NATURAL / VEGAN / NO ADDED SULPHITES / BIODYNAMIC
A delicious and unique wine made from Albariño grapes grown in Wales. The grapes were left on the skins for 30-550 days, and then fermented in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, where it aged on its natural yeast for ten months. Unfiltered, unfined, and with no additional sulphur. On the nose, you can expect to find aromas of orange, lemon, and grapefruit, as well as hints of spice and earthiness. The palate is dry and refreshing, with moderate acidity and soft, well-integrated tannins, giving the wine a smooth and velvety texture. Everything is well balanced, with a long, lingering finish.
Ancre Hill Estates is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. The 12 hectares of vineyards are perfectly positioned on south-facing slopes close to the border town of Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The estate utilises traditional biodynamic and Organic Viticultural practices and is Demeter certified.
What is Orange Wine?
Orange wine is made from white grapes undergoing extended skin contact during fermentation. This process imparts an orange or amber colour to the wine and can result in unique flavours and textures.
Is Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine natural?
Yes, Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine is produced using natural winemaking practices. The winery follows minimal intervention techniques, focusing on organic farming, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, and minimal use of additives or manipulations.
Is Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine vegan?
Yes, Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine is vegan-friendly. It is produced without animal-derived fining agents or additives during the winemaking process.
Does Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine contain added sulfites?
Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine is made without adding sulfites (SO2). While small amounts of naturally occurring sulfites may be present, the winery does not add sulfites as a preservative.
What does it mean for Ancre Hill Estates Orange Wine to be biodynamic?
Biodynamic winemaking is a holistic approach emphasising the interconnection between vineyards, nature, and the lunar calendar. Ancre Hill Estates practices biodynamic viticulture, considering the vineyard as an ecosystem and following biodynamic principles to enhance the health and vitality of the vines.
Origin: Monmouth, Wales
Grape variety: Albariño
Food pairing: Pork, Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Shellfish
Bottle size: 75cl
Delivery Local delivery (E17, E10 postcodes): Free Available for deliveries within London E17, E10 postcodes only. Next day service* (*subject to availability)
Click & Collect: Free Place your order online, then pop by to our shop (149 Forest Rd, E17) during our opening hours to pick up your bottles. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready.
Standard Delivery: £8.95 Free over £70 (£8.95 standard charge) Next day service, we dispatch parcels Mon - Fri with DHL couriers. All orders placed until midnight will be dispatched next working day on next day service.
Returns: If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase within 30 days. Free to store, if not possible, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and may ship back the item using the carrier of their choice.