Tasting notes: Gwinllan Pydew
A blend of Ortega and Phoenix grape varieties, named after the beautiful ‘Pydew’ where our vineyard is situated. An off-dry still white wine with aromas of ripe pear and apples. On the palate it’s lime citrus with lychee.
Food match: Gwinllan Pydew
Perfect with: Rich white meat dishes or with a lovely ripe soft cheese.
Producer & Region:
Ortega is a grape variety used for white wine. It was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Wein-, Obst- und Gartenbau in Würzburg and was released with varietal protection in 1981. It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. Breider chose to name the variety in honour of the Spanish poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.
Gwinllan Conwy is an award winning vineyard, producing Welsh still and sparkling wines made using the traditional method. The delicious wines have been recognised on both a national and international level, winning many awards along the way. It was thier passion for winet hat inspired planting the vineyard in 2012. Having no experience of growing vines, they planted just 300 to begin with and have expanded to 3000 vines over 3 acres, learning valuable lessons along the way.
Initially the wines were made using cool climate varieties however, due to our exceptional weather, they decided to plant some traditional varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines will be released in 2021 and they are very excited to see how they develop. They have learnt a great deal about wine-making working closely with the winery and their wines have developed over the years, as they have improved their growing techniques. They are very proud to say that there wines have received much recognition winning awards, even from the very first vintage. There is however, always much to learn, both in the vineyard and the winery which they will continue to embrace to bring you the very best Welsh wines.