Hush Heath, 'Late Harvest,' Chardonnay (dessert wine), Kent, England Wine Balfour Hush Heath

Hush Heath, 'Late Harvest,' Chardonnay (dessert wine), Kent, England

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Exceptional vintages produce extraordinary wines. Balfour Late Harvest comes from the incomparable 2018 harvest, made from noble rot Chardonnay, fermented and aged for 10 months in French and American Oak barrels.
Producer Balfour Hush Heath
Country England
Region Kent
Grape Varieties Chardonnay
ABV 12.5%
Vintage 2018
Bottle Size 50cl
Notes

Tasting Notes

Brilliant pure gold in colour and a nose that is rich and subtle with classic marmalade fruit. The palate has a beautifully balanced sweetness, full in the mouth, loaded with lime, orange marmalade and lemon pith. A prolonged and lingering citrus finish. Serve lightly chilled. Food pairings – lemon drizzle cake, blue cheese , duck paté.

Vineyard

Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn bought the 16th-century Manor near Staplehurst in 1986. But it wasn’t until 2001 that the family acquired the 400-acre estate that surrounds the house. The Estate, originally a working farm, was put up for auction unexpectedly and, having looked over the land for many years, Richard felt it was too good an opportunity to miss. So with little more than avid interest in vineyards and a genuine passion for wine he bought the land and planted the first vineyard with Leslie in 2002.

Winemaking

Fermented and aged for 10 months in French and American Oak barrels.