This is Blackbook’s experimental wine for 2018. It is a blend of two aromatic white varieties, Bacchus and Ortega. The grapes were grown in Kent, just 35 miles from our winery. They are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented separately and using indigenous yeast.
The Bacchus was fermented and aged in steel tank on lees and the Ortega was destemmed and fermented on skins for 25 days. The Ortega was pressed to Burgundy barrels and both wines underwent full, natural malolactic fermentation and aged for a total of 6 months on lees.
The Mix-up is a textural and aromatic wine lending itself to rich ripe stone fruits, hints of elderflower, cinnamon, clove and almonds. Unfined and unfiltered.