About us

TryWines Expertise Limited has been supplying great wines to fine dining restaurants in the UK for over 20 years. We specialise in high quality and award wining Italian wines made with indigenous grape varieties such as Grignolino, Freisa, Arneis, Pecorino, Negroamaro and Nero d'Avola in addition to more well-known Italian wines such as Prosecco, Barolo and Pinot Grigio.

Wine expertise

Our wine consultant has professional experience as Head Sommelier, Director of wines, Wine Consultant and Food & Beverage Manager in Michelin star restaurants, five star hotels and the wine trade in Italy and the UK. 

English wine - discovery is sweet!

In 2024 we are excited to share with you the first release of our first local English wine, ‘Ortega’ Late Harvest NV made by the Linden Estate, Boxford. This delicate, slightly sweet local English wine is named after the main grape variety, produced using 85% Ortega and 15% Pinot Blanc.

The Linden Estate, Boxford 

The Linden Estate vineyard is situated on the south-facing chalk downland of the Lambourn valley in Berkshire taking advantage of the fertile soils along the banks of the River Lambourn. Planted in 2018 the Linden Estate vineyard consists of 19 Hectares of vines.

The vineyard is fortunate to sit around an archeologically significant Roman Villa that has inspired the brand. Linden’s ethos is to take a lute raisonée approach to managing the vines using only organic fertilisers and focusing on stewarding the ecologically sensitive area around the vineyard by encouraging as much biodiversity as possible.

Grape varieties

The grape varieties grown at Linden Estate are Ortega and Pinot Blanc for the ‘Ortega' Late Harvest wine and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for future sparkling wines. 

The grapes for this first release of 'Ortega' were grown from the first and second harvests from 2020 and 2021. Both years provided the conditions for noble rot to occur which affected 80% of the grapes. These two years were distinctly different with the summer of 2020 being long and hot providing excellent natural sugar levels whereas the summer of 2021 was much cooler with higher natural acidity levels. The grapes were hand-picked at the very end of October when they are as ripe as possible at a yield of 2.5 tonnes per hectare.

‘Ortega’ Late Harvest NV
Tasting notes

Delicately sweet and elegant, this stunning aromatic wine displays fresh aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, peach and apricot with subtle hints of honey. Well balanced with a long, clean and crisp finish.

Try with savoury dishes such as ham hock terrine, liver pate, savoury snacks, medium-flavoured cheese or delicate desserts and pastries.

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