Winemaker Ben Walgate was the former chief executive at the highly regarded English wine producer Gusbourne. Tillingham is Ben’s own biodynamic English winery based in Peasmarsh, East Sussex where he is making wines naturally, with low intevention and the use of old oak and the underground vessel the Georgian the qveri. The Ortega for this was sourced from local growers, the grapes were destemmed, and lightly crushed by foot, twice daily for five days before being pressed in small batches in a basket press. The wine then goes into 50/50 2 year old barrels and stainless steal vats. Bottled by gravity, wild ferment, no filtration and minimal sulphur added.
Only 1085 bottles produced.