Titchfield Vineyard Fume is a barrel-fermented English white wine from Hampshire.
Titchfield Vineyard is a small English vineyard located near the village of Titchfield situated near the Solent between Portsmouth and Southampton. It has been owned by Colin and Nicky Baker for a number of years and they produce a range of wines including red, white, sparkling and, when conditions allow, a dessert wine. Their first wines were released in 1996.
Titchfield Vineyard has a very special location quite close to the Solent and the maritime climate has quite an influence on the local conditions. The grape varieties gorwn there were chosen for their ability to ripen with good sugar levels in the Southern English climate. All Titchfield Vineyard wines are produced from grapes grown, vinified and bottled on the estate. Winemaker is William Biddulph who previously made wine at Wickham Vineyard (after studying Winemaking and Grape Growing in New Zealand).
Titchfield Vineyard Fume is the vineyard’s oaked style of white wine. It is made from a blend of Bacchus, Reichensteiner and Schonburger grapes which undergo a cool barrel fermentation with selected yeasts. The barrels are 100% New Oak Barrels made by the French Coopers Vicard and, after fermentation the wine undergoes a period of 6 months ageing in barrel with lees stirring to enhance complexity and texture.
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