NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH - ILLUSION
We're super excited to launch their new white wine called ‘Illusion’ made using only red grapes.
Did you know that all grape juice is actually white? It’s the skins of red grapes that contain the dark pigment. If the juice is separated from skins after being pressed, it remains white. Only by leaving juice in contact with red skins during fermentation does it become dark.
When making our ‘Illusion’ wine, rather than extracting flavours and colours from the red grape skins, we decided to limit contact with the skins, resulting in a really interesting and delicious white wine.
Making white wine from red grapes is not as unusual as people might think. In fact, most of the traditional Champagnes are made this way – using both red and white grapes.
The Rondo grapes used to create ‘Illusion’ make up a third of our crop and are an incredibly versatile and fruity grape. They can be transformed to create not just red wine, but white, rosé, and sparkling wine. It is the winemaking methods and the production processes that determine the little red grapes fate.
This new wine has a complex, bold and rich texture. Grapes have been pressed gently to avoid skin contact, which gives it beautiful red-fruit notes, minus the colour and tannins creating a very palatable easy drinking white wine. It will retail at £13 per bottle.
Vineyard owner Russell commented: “This is an exciting new product and a very welcome addition to the Kerry Vale range”
If you’d like to try our new Illusion or any of our other award winning wines, you can buy here or visit our shop and wine café or book yourself onto a vineyard tour (available until the end of October).