Three Choirs releases 2017 vintage still white wine

Three Choirs Vineyards is releasing a limited edition 2017 vintage ‘first release’ still white wine on 1 December.

The producer said it has been inspired to announce a First Release following a “fantastic 2017 vintage” at the Gloucestershire wine estate. The last time the vineyard produced a new release was in 2011.

Martin Fowke, winemaking director, said: “At that time, it was a tongue in cheek link to Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Now seems to be entirely the right time to set our own date and show that we can stand on our own two feet.

“We could also argue that England could be the only success story in the world of wine in 2017! It has been a very challenging year with difficult harvests for so many wine regions. I am delighted to report that here at Three Choirs we have had one of our largest and highest quality vintages ever.”

The vineyard is also using this limited release wine to help raise money for charity.

“We are making just 2017 bottles, and numbering each bottle. We are offering a six-bottle case of the wine to several charities, a number of them local to Three Choirs, to give them the opportunity to raffle or auction in order to raise funds. Key numbers relating to key dates may add to the appeal, subject to availability of course.”

A competition to win a case of the wine will also be running at the vineyard. The winner will be the entrant who puts together the most interesting set of six numbers between on and 2017. The winner will also be able to nominate a charity to receive a second case for fundraising purposes. Details on how to enter are available on the company’s website.

Three Choirs First Release 2017 will be available from the vineyard shop from 8am on 1 December. The wine will be priced at £10 a bottle with 25p from every bottle sold donated to the drinks industry’s own charity, The Benevolent.

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