Evolution by Renegade, Bethnal Bubbles 2.1
It might only be March and 10 degrees outside but it feels like summers arrived at Juiced Wines HQ! For those Juiced Wines faithful who have been around since last summer, you will remember the OG Bethnal Bubbles being one of our wines of the year, and the 2.1 edition does not disappoint.
Bethnal Bubbles 2.1 is an altogether different beast to the original. The wine for this version is made from the grape Solaris, grown in Hertfordshire. Solaris is a more aromatic grape variety than Seyval and the grapes for this wine were picked for a still, so it is more rounded, less acidic and a little more textured. The hop blend is also different with the team picking a Nelson Sauvin/Citra mix up.
Bethnal Bubbles 2.1 is a slightly more approachable version but no less hoppy or bold. It’s punchy and aromatic like a very hoppy fresh craft IPA. BIG, BIG Notes of elderflower, mango, gooseberry and tropical fruits on the nose. On the palate it’s medium palate weight, textured, medium acidity and structured. The slightly hazy complexion adds to the palate weight and finish. It’s a refreshing drop that leaves you wanting more. Dangerously sessionable, but beware, it’s 12% alcohol.
Producer: Evolution by Renegade
Region: Hertfordshire, England
Grapes: Solaris + Hop Blend
Size: 75cl bottle