Tasting Notes: A dry and citrusy traditional method sparkling that's aromatic and intense with crisp grapefruit zest and a refreshing finish.
Region: Neuaddlwy, Wales
Varieties: 100% Orion
Pairing: Think aperitifs, think fresh seafood, think fried finger foods!
More Info: Llaethliw Vineyard is situated on the coastal plain at the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in Neuaddlwyd, Aberaeron, on the West Coast of Wales.
Richard and Siw Evans bought the estate in 2008 and planted 7500 vines in 2009. By now they have more than 15,000 vines that include Solaris, Rondo, Regent and Orion. Both are local to the area having been brought up in the Teifi and Aeron valleys but didn't necessarily have a background in farming. The Vineyard idea came to Richard on an inspiration after delving into the diversification of farming and climate change. They have since learnt more and more about viticulture and winemaking and work closely with wineries to ensure the best product possible.
They now produce 5 different wines and continue to bottle every year. Each harvest will produce a different crop in varying quantities, which in turn produces a different wine every year. Each vintage is a reflexion of that year's weather, making every bottle unique.