House of Townend introduces Viticulture, a hand selected range of four delicious wines for everyone to enjoy throughout Hull’s year as City of Culture.
Embracing the first season’s theme ‘Made in Hull’ the wines reflect the great spirit of the City and will be available from 1 December 2016 and throughout 2017.
£1 from each bottle of Viticulture wine will be donated to the legacy of Hull 2017 to support local arts and cultural projects after 2017 and it is hoped that this will raise at least £25,000 to Hull based arts projects in the future.
We’ve been trading from Hull for well over 100 years and we really wanted to shout about our commitment to Hull and contribute to the Hull 2017 story in the best way we know! We’ve brought our expertise to the party by sourcing some great wines, and we’ve added our own dash of vibrancy and fun.
We’re proud to be giving back to the City’s legacy projects through their sale, and we hope that Viticulture becomes everyone’s wine of choice in 2017!
The story behind the name
Viticulture is the science, study and production of grapes for wine making – something we know a lot about, so Viticulture is the perfect play on words, it represents our strong partnership with wine producers, designers and Hull’s cultural activities.
The Viticulture Range
The still wines, a Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache Rosé have been produced by Xavier Roger one of House of Townend’s most trusted winemakers with whom they have worked for well over 15 years. The grapes for the Shiraz and Grenache Rosé come from vineyards near Minervois in the South of France, whilst the Sauvignon is produced from grapes grown in the South West area of Côtes de Gascogne.
The sparkling wine, a Prosecco, is from the third generation of the family, Casa Vinicola Botter in northern Italy. Fresh, crisp and fruity it is the perfect platform for us to use to showcase Hull as we welcome everyone and ‘tell the World!’
Fresh, light on the palate and with balanced acidity and body, a delicate, complex bouquet and fruity notes of peach and green apple.
Aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with a fresh zesty palate and long, mouth-watering finish.
Vibrant pink with refreshing, crisp red berries and summer fruits.
Rich and satisfying ripe red and black fruits with a touch of spice and dark chocolate.