Grape Varieties: 100% Regent
Style: Medium bodied with light tannins
Colour: Deep crimson
Nose: Winter spice
Palette: Cinnamon & Victoria plums.
Vineyard: Woodlands, Aldwick Estate
Harvest: October 2017
Bottled: July 2018
Winemaker: Steve Brooksbank
Awards: BRONZE – Decanter Awards 2019
For reasons unknown, Aldwick’s 790 Regent vines were established in four irregular blocks on the outer perimeters of each of Woodlands vineyard’s quadrants. Such variations in slope, aspect, exposure, and vine number pose challenges to surmount. Perhaps in planting Woodlands in 2010 came an impromptu decision to include Regent. Mystery aside, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Regent has proved to be a rewarding deliciously redolent of Victoria plums and Christmas spices.