Art Bacchus 2017
Limited edition collaboration with Newlyn School of Art ‘Plucked Mine’ by Anthony Garratt. This special Bacchus is a single estate, single variety wine – grown here and made here – just minutes from Newlyn School of Art. It has exuberant aromas of lime zest with gooseberry and elderflower on the palate. This limited edition has a lengthy finish with a balanced minerality, reminiscent of Cornish shores.
The iconic Cornish landscape has always been a source of inspiration to artists. This connection to the landscape is something John Coulson, winemaker at Polgoon, also feels strongly about and inspired him to approach Newlyn School of Art to commission the tutors to create artwork for the labels of Polgoon’s limited edition, bacchus white wine.Anthony Garratt’s ‘Plucked Mine’ was chosen for this year’s commission. The painting of a a tin mine in Botallack at the heart of Poldark country and just a few miles from the vineyard, has been created using soil from the mine itself. “I liked the idea of a painting made with soil,” says Coulson. “Our soil is our ‘terroir’, so I was naturally drawn to something created with the very thing we value so highly.”