Heretic is a lively, bright wine with a fresh palate and long finish. It is medium bodied and shows red fruits with a hint of bergamot (also found in Earl Grey tea). Lively, mid-weight, savoury and utterly delicious.
I asked Joch to give me his vintage report for 2020 and this is what I got verbatim and straight from the horse’s mouth; ‘Looked like a bastard of a year; hot and dry and then it rained in late January and early February and a cool change moved in, which continued through to February and March and these conditions finished everything off nicely. There were tiny yields and so in reality 2020 ended up only a bitch of a year, not a bastard.
We pick and ferment the 3 varieties separately so they can develop their own varietal characters before they get blended prior to a little bit of oak maturation and bottling. Grapes were all picked ripe, but not overripe – the name of the game for Heretic is a balanced mid weight wine.
Vineyards: Denton’s and Bradens and Edgehill
Bottling Date: 18th May 2021