Essex Wine – Only at the Playa de Arlow!

Here at the Playa we strive to keep our customers happy.  It is with great pleasure, therefore, that we are proud to announce our latest venture.

Essex has a rich, fertile landscape that lends itself perfectly to the cultivation of grapes.  For the past few years, we have been developing our vineyard and we are now ready to introduce the world to our wonderful, organic, locally grown wine.

St Chardonnay is named after a popular saint of the area.  Indeed, many wines worldwide have adopted the name and it is often mistakenly thought that the name derives from a variety of grape.

As it happens, the name comes from the wife of a local squire, around the time of The Conquests, who was renowned for her services both to the local community and to soldiers passing through.  She was beatified, and later canonised by the Pope himself, for her generosity and her ‘giving’ nature and the name has lived on through the ages, with many Essex couples still choosing to name their firstborn after this saintly lady.

We therefore introduce you to St Chardonnay de Playa 2012.

This wine initially has a light, fruity taste on the palette, with subtle undertones of chewing gum and smoky bacon flavour Wotsits.  On first taste you may think it is a cheeky little wine but, as the flavour bursts onto your tongue, you realise it is in fact a downright slapper.  Undercurrents of Stella and Lambrusco complete the illusion of a balmy night out in a local pub and the final kick, delivered by the essence of kebab, really completes the picture.

A finely balanced wine with the potential to deliver a punch, at 16% ABV.  Not for the faint hearted!

Available by the case at a very reasonable price of 45 pence per unit.

 

 

 

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