2018 Ruddy Duck (Dessert Wine)

Winemakers Notes

We were immediately struck by the incredible ripeness that was achieved when Rob brought in the 2018 Solaris.  The conversations have been numerous, and the risks discussed, but it was finally decided to leave the grapes on the vine for a late harvest and attempt a dessert style wine from this exceptional vintage.  Grapes came in at over 14% potential alcohol, so by stopping the fermentation early, we achieved a sweeter style of wine of great intensity.

The wine pours pale gold. The nose is full of spicy fruit – nectarine, melon and greengage are all in there.  The sweet palate follows with more tropical and citrus character, with just a hint of elderflower too.  Finishing sweet, but not cloying, this wine has a clean, long finish.

  • 37.5cl Bottle
  • 13.5% Vol.