It’s a pale lemon colour with reasonable legs. It smells floral, of elderflower blossoms and honeysuckle. It’s medium in sweetness with a medium acidity and medium body. With 12% alcohol it’s pretty medium really. It tastes like blossoms and grapes. Wine doesn’t often taste like grapes and it’s a refreshing surprise. The floral, grapey taste lasts well.
Biddenden Ortega reminded me of the German wines we drank at college, but it has more character. It’s easy to drink, refreshing and isn’t too strong. It’s perfect chilled for a summer picnic or with a pasta salad.
The current vintage is around £7 a bottle, which is a good price for an English wine.