Region: East Sussex
Tillingham is the brainchild of winemaker Ben Walgate who crafts natural wines from his 70 acre farm near Rye in East Sussex.
Flor is made from a blend of Chardonnay from 2019 and 2020, both whole-bunch pressed and fermented and aged in old oak. During the ageing process, neither have been topped up and as a result have been ageing under flor.
Nutty and saline, with notes of sherry-esque oxidation. In the mouth the wine has bright acidity, balanced by a richly textured finish and a sweet twist from the barrel influence. Served blind you could easily think yourself in the Jura.