Grape Varieties: 27% Madeleine Angevine, 35% Seyval Blanc & 38% Bacchus
Style: Well-balanced acidity, light bodied. & dry
Colour: Pale green
Palette: Grapefruit & apricots
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Acidity: 6.9 g/l
Total Reducing Sugar: TBC
Sulphur Dioxide Total: 62 mg/l
Vineyard: Aldwick Estate
Harvest: September/October 2018
Bottled: March 2019
Winemaker: Steve Brooksbank
Buteo is a dry white blend of Bacchus, Madeleine Angevine, and Seyval Blanc.
We have called it Buteo, which is the scientific classification for the common buzzard: Buteo buteo. Our buzzards keep watch over the vineyards, protecting the grapes. Their aerial manoeuvres over the Woodlands field are entrancing to watch.
There is one buzzard, who always appears in difficult times. Afterwards, things get better. I noticed this in 2011 when I was eight. I had just lost my Uncle Chris, who planted the vineyards. I told my Mum the buzzard was the spirit of my beloved uncle and that he was also keeping watch over us.
Oliver Luck aged 11 (2014)
GOLD – Taste of the West 2019