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Buteo – Out of Stock


Grape Varieties: 27% Madeleine Angevine, 35% Seyval Blanc & 38% Bacchus

Style: Well-balanced acidity, light bodied. & dry

Colour: Pale green

Nose: Lemon

Palette: Grapefruit & apricots

Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Total Acidity: 6.9 g/l

pH: 3.02

Total Reducing Sugar: TBC

Sulphur Dioxide Total: 62 mg/l

Vineyard: Aldwick Estate

Harvest: September/October 2018

Bottled: March 2019

Bottles Produced: 3600

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

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