St. Ewe, St. Austell, PL26 6EU
Tel: (01726) 843159
The first vines were planted at Bosue Vineyard in 1996 as a trial plot, followed by more extensive plantings in later years. We now have over 3500 vines and these are the modern varieties of Orion and Phoenix for the white wine and Rondo and Regent for the red wine. These cool climate varieties are well suited to English wine production because they are high yielding and disease resistant. They produce a dry white wine, full of aroma and flavour and with a low acidity and a deeply coloured strong red wine.
The vineyard is planted on a gentle south-facing slope in a shallow wooded valley of oak, willow, hazel and hawthorn and the soil is deep fertile loam. This can present us with problems in controlling the natural vigour of the vine in such a good soil and we carefully prune each year.
The first vintage of 2001 produced over 600 bottles of white wine and over 200 bottles of a full-bodied red, and we are currently marketing vintage red wines, and Cornish Regional white wine. The 2006 harvest gave us over 5000 bottles.
The white wine has a fresh dry flavour, in the New World style. We find it best drunk slightly chilled (but not too cold) and it is ideal for summer lunches.
The red wine has a robust, steely dry yet oakey flavour ideal with pasta, casseroles and game dishes, or as an accompaniment to a fine pate.
St. Ewe is situated about two miles inland from the fishing village and harbour of Mevagissey, south of St. Austell and to the east side of the Roseland Peninsula.
Bosue is located approximately one mile North of St. Ewe village and close by are the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
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