Furnace Projects, 'Blackbird' White, Herefordshire, England

£15.99

A fresh and light white wine from Herefordshire. Very well made. It's only 10.5% so it is very light, and has a distinctive fresh nettle, gooseberry, and grassy aroma with a touch of passionfruit in there. A bit of crunch, acidity, and softness. Excellent with light salads of nibbles. This wine is a great example of how far English wine has come in the last few years.

Furnace Projects is an interesting 'creative house' in Herefordshire run by visual artist Beth Derbyshire, a daughter of a Hertfordshire cider maker. They make wine, hold art events and workshops, hold accommodation, and have all kinds of collectives come and go. The wines are made from two vineyard sites in Herefordshire: one acquired in 2010 which is where the main production comes from, and one in 2018 for experimental viticulture.

Producer: Furnace Projects

Country: England

Region: Herefordshire

Grapes: Phoenix, Seyval Blanc

Alcohol: 10.5%

Status: Organic