The weather has not been kind to Oxfordshire’s Bothy vineyard, admit owners Richard and Sian Liwicki, but they are not downhearted.
Richard Liwicki says: “At the Bothy, [the] weather has taken its toll on our crop this year and the jury is out on the quantities and the type of wines that Bothy may produce this year. Much depends on the next four weeks.”
Last of the Renaissance 2011
The owners reveal that because of an unexpected large order, the couple are now down to the last three cases of Renaissance 2011. Liwicki says: “For those of you who still have some of this wine, the Renaissance is finally coming into its own – and you will be well rewarded by keeping it further to savour over Christmas.”
The Frilford Heath-based vineyard has finally bottled the Oxford Fume 2011 made from Albalonga and Kerner.
Liwicki says: “The wine is currently being put through the UK wine scheme and will be sold from our shop in a couple of weeks. Since it has been recently bottled, it will probably benefit from a few more weeks in bottle. The Fume is a very crisp oaked wine, with subtle fruit which is enhanced by a sympathetic, aromatic oaking. Absolutely lovely and limited in quantity.”
The vineyard still has stocks of the Oxford Dry, Doctor’s Bacchus and Cote Bothy.