Maud Heath Tytherton Red is an English Quality Wine made by Maud Heath Vineyards. The vineyard is located in at Wick Bridge Farm in Wiltshire between the villages of Tytherton and Bremhill overlooking Maud Heath’s Causeway. The causeway is a four and a half mile long raised pathway which was gifted to the region by Maud Heath (died 1474) which would allow the local residents to transport their goods to Chippenham Market without getting their feet wet in the flooded fields around the River Avon.
This boutique vineyard is owned by the Bateman family and first planting began in 2006. This was followed by more planting in 2008 followed by Pinot Noir planting in 2011. They have Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir planted as well as some Bacchus and Rondo. There are some 6 hectares of vineyards planted.
Maud Heath Tytherton Red is made by Litmus wines who are based at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey under the careful eye of chief winemaker John Worontschak assisted by the internationally experienced French winemaker Matthieu Elzinga. The wine is predominantly Pinot Noir with (and I am guessing here) some Pinot Meunier, if they don’t use it all in their sparkling wine, and some Rondo. The wine is aged for 3 months in French oak barrels.