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John Meachen
05-19-2017, 03:07 PM
I was amazed to find that a wine produced ten miles away has won a prestigious award http://www.countryliving.co.uk/news/news/a1833/white-wine-norfolk-wins-decanter-awards/ .I would never have expected a good wine to originate in these latitudes -52 degrees North.I must confess to not being familiar with the wine.










Yet.

Paul Pless
05-19-2017, 03:16 PM
I would never have expected a good wine to originate in these latitudes -52 degrees North.I must confess to not being familiar with the wine.

wine producing micro-climates have become a big deal:

The Oregon Coast, Leelanau Peninsula Michigan, The extreme eastern Niagra Escarpment in Ontario, The far east north shore of Long Island. . .

Stiletto
05-19-2017, 09:01 PM
I wonder what sort of grape it was made from. Interesting Winery name, it sounds Australian.

isla
05-20-2017, 05:22 AM
I wonder what sort of grape it was made from. Interesting Winery name, it sounds Australian.

The grape is Bacchus. From the linked article..
Winbirri's head winemaker Lee Dyer said Norfolk's climate helped to secure the award, as the Bacchus grape favours the drier autumnal conditions seen in this area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacchus_(grape)

Stiletto
05-20-2017, 08:25 PM
Thanks Isla, I dont know how I missed that. I will blame old age.

Sky Blue
05-27-2017, 05:02 PM
I would never have expected a good wine to originate in these latitudes -52 degrees North.


wine-producing micro-climates have become a big deal.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/the-vineyards-of-kent-like-champagne-but-without-the-unexploded-bombs/

C. Ross
05-27-2017, 07:32 PM
I was at a wine tasting thingee in early May and had a sparkling wine from the U.K. Delicious.

The sommelier said British vineyards are maturing enough to match other European vineyards. First I heard of it.