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Liberty’s Bacchus 2023


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“Bacchus, but not as you know it” is how our Head Winemaker, Fegus Elias, described his newest (and best) vintage of Liberty’s Bacchus.

Inspired by our home, from grapes grown at the very top of our Hush Heath Estate, this is one of our most complex wines to make. Fergus throws everything at it to create a style which has fantastic depth, a full mouth-feel and a spicy, mineral character. As with all Bacchus, there’s a zippy, citrus vibrancy – but this has been mellowed by careful (5%) oak ageing and supported by an array of wild ferments. His aim was to make a wine which is unmistakably English, but could rival the great still wines of Europe. It worked.

Here’s three reasons to try our new Bacchus now:

  • Inspired by the English countryside; this is a Bacchus like no other with a hint of Kentish hedgerow – supported by a lot more depth and complexity.
  • A growing trend which all lovers of Kiwi-sauvignon, or crisp white wines, need to try.
  • The new benchmark Bacchus was created in 1933, but we believe this is the one of the most complex expressions ever, with a level of winemaking unparalleled in the UK. Find out more in our Winemaker’s Notes.

Key tasting notes :

  • Crisp apple, intense grassy and elderflower nose and a splash of rose and citrus spice. Delicious, bright acidity balanced by a smoky depth. An intense, bright aftertaste.

Our pairing guide :

  • Fresh zippy acidity, and a bright floral character, pairs brilliantly with light summery dishes. Try this with asparagus, artichoke or light goat’s cheeses. Remember, what grows together, goes together – and this wine is at home with the fresh, fragrant flavours of the English countryside in summer.

Technical Tasting Note

100% Bacchus

12% ABV

Find out more in our Video Tasting Note, with Balfour’s Head Winemaker Fergus Elias, below.