The Wines....

Hebron Vineyard's 2018 vintage resulted in our first release in 2019, a rare Welsh red wine "1" made from our Rondo grapes. 

This has proven to be a very popular wine and has now sold out, although with a little arm twisting we may release a bottle from our private cellar.

 

Also from the 2018 vintage comes a superlative sparkling white wine 'Silver Lining' made from our Solaris grapes. This wine has spent an extra year in the bottle, using the 'méthode traditionnelle' and was released in November 2020.

We are very pleased that 'Silver Lining' has been given PGI status.

Davy Zyw

Wine Buyer for Berry Bros. and Rudd, author of I Love Champagne and 101 Champagnes & Sparkling Wines to Drink before you Die. Ex-sommelier at La Gavroche, Mayfair. Tasted 'Silver Lining'.

Davy Zyw tasting notes:

The name Silver Lining

The vintage 2018

The vineyard Gwinllan Hebron Vineyard

The location West Wales

The viticulture Organic

The grape Solaris

Fermentation in steel The method Traditional Method
The dosage 0 g/l sugar Time on elevage 9 months Time on lees 11 months
Bottling date 23/07/2019 Disgorgement date 24/06/2020

The appearance is pale gold, attractive green flashes.

The nose entices; remarkably tropical, green mango, pithy lemons, green wine gums and limey top notes, Sauvignon Blanc-esk. There is touch of hedgerow, nettley even.

The palate is immediately fruity, the mousse gentle with a very pleasing texture. Not overly complex, but the Silver Lining has something which so few UK Sparkling wines deliver, real drinkability.

The foaming palate is full of vibrant granny smith, lime cordial fruits and gooseberry crumble notes, although traditional method there is little mature autolytic character; the fruit is the main event which is spot on. Acid backbone is on greenside, we are in Wales after all but this keeps the palate taught and whets the whistle for your next glass.

This is my first taste of Welsh Sparkling and Hebron Vineyards, it will not be my last. A very exciting vineyard with real promise. 

Davy Żyw

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David Darlow.

Wine Master, Winemaker, Organic Vineyard owner, and ex winemaker for Chandon. Tasted 'Silver Lining'.

David Darlow tasting notes:

Appearance:

Clean bright pastel lemon shimmer of moderate intensity. Fine bead, vibrant and balanced.

Aroma:
Clean emerging youthful intertwined aromas of cut hay, pear with a subtle mango and passion fruit background. 
Taste:
Clean bright flavours of flinty lemon, star fruit and pear, integrated across a softly dancing mousse. Finishing with a moderate length of key lime and biscuit. 
Conclusion / Discussion:
Exceptional quality from hybrid variety. High quality triage and outcome.
Drink now, Cellaring potential 5-7 years. 


David Darlow MW – 21st March 2020

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Neither of our 2018 'Premier Cru' vintage wines have required any interventions after the first ferment stage, a testament to the quality of these Welsh grown grapes.

Our 2019 vintage has led to the simultaneous release of both a still medium/light red and a still bright flavoured white wine.

"Triskele" White and Red (Solaris and Rondo)

Once again the quality of the grapes has created two wines without the need for interventions after the first ferment stage. Both wines are excellent. 

We feel that the superb unadulterated taste reflects the love and passion that goes into our work, the organic principals we follow, the mineral rich terroir of the Preseli foothills and the west coast cool climate. 

Released in November 2020.

 

 

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