About the wine
Polgoon Rondo Red is made from the lesser known Rondo grapes and we think it’s delicious. The grapes are hand-harvested and then the stems are removed before being pressed. Finally it goes through a process called malolactic fermentation, which converts tart malic acid (naturally found in grapes) to the smoother lactic acid (nothing to do with dairy). This process gives the wine more complex creamy flavours, such as vegan cheese and butter!
About the winemaker
Polgoon is a true Cornish gem. The vineyard was set up in the early 2000s and they completed their first harvest in 2006. They are based just outside Penzance at the tip of Cornwall; if you’re down that way, you really should pop in and say hi! Their location gives them a special micro-climate that allows them to produce some excellent wines, including one of the best English reds we’ve tasted. Their wines have won multiple awards including the Waitrose Trophy for “Best Still Rosé in the UK”. They also have an orchard, where they grow apples and pears for making ciders and juices.
They are vegan certified by the vegetarian society.