Litmus team up with Bibendum Wine

Litmus Wines has teamed up with UK wine agency Bibendum Wine to distribute the full range of Litmus branded English wines.

Litmus winemaker John Worontschak says, “My aim for the Litmus range is and has always been to create wines of a Northern European character that are complex food wines which can stand tall amongst the world’s great wines and for them to be widely recognised as being amongst the finest examples of English still winemaking.”

Jamie Avenell, Bibendum buyer in charge of England, adds “Litmus wines already have an enviable reputation in the trade and are served in many of the finest hotels and restaurants. Bibendum have the scope, expertise and contacts to take a range of this quality and interest to the next level and to help fulfil John’s objectives.”

Winemaking is heavily dependent on older French oak barriques, careful lees management and low So2 regimes. The Litmus logo on the label is of a stylised coccolith which over millennia have deposited their exoskeletons to create the chalky calcareous soils found in the North Downs. The first Litmus wine, Element 20 is named after the 20th element in the periodic table, calcium.

The range consists of Orange Bacchus, Element 20, White Pinot Noir and Red Pinot Noir and retail between £15 to £30 per bottle. Wines are available to the on trade through Bibendum.