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Three Choirs Ravens Hill Red, Gloucestershire, England 2018

Gloucestershire, England

3cred18

Tasting Notes

Blended using mainly Regent and Rondo grape varieties grown at their vineyards in Gloucestershire. Damson and cherry fruits on the nose and palate with a long clean finish rounded by subtle toasted notes from oak ageing.

Food Matches

Shepherd's Pie, Roast Beef & Game

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2018

Style Light & Fruity Reds

Country England

Region Gloucestershire

Grower Name Three Choirs

Grape Variety Regent

ABV 12.00%

Closure Screw Cap

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Vegan

SKU 3CRED18

Grower

Three Choirs

Growing grapes in this part of England is nothing new. The Romans were growing vines here some 2000 years ago and the tradition was carried on into the Middle Ages by the monasteries who reputedly made wines to rival those of the continent. Building on this long tradition, Three Choirs was founded in 1973, with half an acre of vines as an experiment. A favourable microclimate… Read More

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Region

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

The south-west of England, including Gloucestershire, has long been an important part of the story of English wine-making - grapes have been cultivated here as far back as the 8th century. The region, like many English vineyard areas, is particularly cool and lies at the northernmost latitude of the global vineyard. Mostly white and sparkling wines are produced, with a small… Read More

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Grape

Regent

Regent is a dark-skinned hybrid variety that was developed in Germany in 1967 by crossing Chambourcim and Diana. It ripens early and enjoys the cooler climates making it perfect for Switzerland, England and the cooler regions of the United Sates. The vine produces good yields of largish grapes and is said to be the most disease-resistant of all red grapes. The Regent grape… Read More

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