Devon-based Lyme Bay Winery, maker of award winning English wines and ciders, have unveiled a 2015 vintage Chardonnay as the latest addition to its highly acclaimed range of English still wines.
Lyme Bay Winery’s Chardonnay is a dry white wine enriched with subtle buttery and stone fruit flavours and mouthwatering aromas of peach turnover and honey. The wine also boasts a unique blend of Chardonnay and Bacchus grapes, which adds distinctive layers of flowers and pineapple to this full-bodied white.

The Chardonnay adds to Lyme Bay Winery’s long list of accolades and industry awards after winning Silver at the UK Vineyards Association’s (UKVA) Wine of the Year Competition 2016 for its exceptional quality.

English wine has become significantly more popular in recent years thanks to warmer weather and an influx of experienced vintners coming to work in the UK. Recent award successes have elevated Lyme Bay to become one of the most critically acclaimed wineries in England.

Liam Idzikowski, Lyme Bay Winery’s Head Winemaker, commented: “The Chardonnay grape is recognised around the world for its high quality and versatility. English still wine Chardonnay is something of a rarity, so we were keen to show what we could do with this noblest of grapes. We started off with the best grapes we could find and have created a truly English Chardonnay with exceptional depth of character.”

James Lambert, Managing Director at Lyme Bay Winery, added: “We have seen growing demand for premium English wines and are delighted to be adding Chardonnay to our award-winning range of English still wines. Still wines have always been a point-of-focus for us at Lyme Bay Winery, and our Chardonnay demonstrates the ability of English-made still wines to compete on the world stage.”

Lyme Bay Winery, based in Shute, is an expert winemaker and brewer producing high quality, award-winning English wines, country wines, ciders, meads and liqueurs in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. Inspired by traditional recipes, Lyme Bay products are made using the most up-to-date production techniques by some of the country’s most talented winemaking and brewing experts.


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