Sedlescombe 2014 CORYMBUS English RED Organic Wine

Corýmbus. n.s. Latin. “It, in general, signifies the top of any thing – bunches or clusters of berries of ivy, or the like”. Samuel Johnson’s English Dictionary 1755.
This Rondo, Regent and Dornfelder blend is certainly the top of our reds! – and we have made some exceptional ones over the years, including the first English red to win an International award in 2013. This is a hot climate style of red delivered in our cool northerly climate. Red wines are often better as blends of several varieties, and this particular wine is no exception. These varieties are also particularly well suited to organic growing as they are very resistant to powdery mildew and partly resistant to downy mildew and require only 3 sprays instead of the usual 8.
We hand pick only the best bunches for this red and then de-stalk and crush and ferment ‘on-the-pulp’ for 10 days. This wine then undergoes a malo-lactic ferment to convert the harsh malic acid to the softer lactic acid before infusion with oak for 5 months.
Deep, dark red almost black with violet edge. Young nose of green pepper and roasted coffee. Fresh black fruit flavours reminiscent of Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberries and some Black Olives. Medium to full-bodied, exquisitely balanced with a trace of smokey oak character and a dash of velvet tannin. A great red to go with those luxuriant weightier dishes, including medium cheeses, and even dark chocolate. Quite complex.
CELLARING Anticipated maturity 2016-2020
BOTTLED 19th Sept. 2015 into 75cl bottles.
CLOSURE Natural cork protected with wax no plastic capsule!
RELEASED November 2015
PRODUCTION 1,026 x 6 bottle Cases
Oaked RED English Regional Wine.

CERTIFICATION 1. Organic; certified by the Biodynamic Association GB – 06
2. Suitable for Vegetarians/Vegans.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 41% Rondo, 25% Regent, 24% Dornfelder 10% Others.
Certified Biodynamic grapes from our Sedlescombe vineyards and from biodynamic vineyards in Wiltshire.

TECHNICAL DATA Total alcohol: 11.8% vol.
Total acidity: 5.1g/l
Residual sugar: less than 1g/l
Free so2 10mg/l; Total SO2 72mg/l
Oe. At harvest: Regent 72-75, Dornfelder 70 and Rondo 77