Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé Brut 2019

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé Brut 2019

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - An elegant sparkling rosé delicate honeysuckle and fresh raspberry sorbet nose, illustrating finesse and balance. On the palate, notes of exotic fruits; wild strawberry and smooth lychee are balanced with tangy lime through to a clean, complex finish.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé Brut 2019

A serious, well structured and complex sparkling rosé with
aromas of honeysuckle and fresh raspberry sorbet
through to a palate of exotic fruits and wild strawberry
balanced with tangy lime.
Producer Note
Charles and Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines in the South of
France since 2002. In 2012, attracted by the quality of the terroir and the opportunity to
become part of one of the most dynamic wine producing regions in the world, they
brought their expertise back to the UK, establishing Simpsons Wine Estate. Aspiring to
produce the finest quality English wine, they planted 30 hectares of vineyards on the
iconic chalk terroir of the North Downs and built a state-of-the-art gravity fed winery. In
2016, the Simpsons saw their first harvest. With a strong focus on provenance, they
produce a highly-acclaimed range of exclusively estate-grown still and sparkling wines,
including the Chalklands Classic Cuvée 2016, which won a gold medal in the 2019
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.
Vintage
The 2019 growing season was very typical of East Kent with good amounts of sunshine
but not the exceptional warmth of 2018. The grapes developed excellent intensity of
flavour, balanced by natural acidity. The first half of harvest ran smoothly before rainy
spells resulted in few breaks in harvesting. Due to the excellent vineyard sites and
diligent canopy management, the quality of fruit overall was of high, leading to
distinctive wines that will continue to develop and unfurl with time.
Vineyard
Simpsons Wine Estate is situated in the Elham Valley; an unspoilt seam in the North
Downs of Kent where the contours of the land, the climate and the soil are excellent for
viticulture. The intensely lime-rich chalk soil forms part of the same chalk ridge that
stretches from southern England through Champagne and on to Burgundy. The
grapes come from the Roman Road vineyard, where the Guyot trained vines are
trained on vertical foliage wires to help with canopy management. The vines are
planted at a density of 4,200 vines per hectare with a range of sparkling or Burgundian
clones on either Fercal or 41B rootstocks. They are grown on south facing slopes,
ensuring heat accumulation in the day and cold air drainage at night. The vineyard is
less than eight miles from the coast, providing a crucial maritime influence insulating
the fruit against intense temperature variations. Grass cover crops between the rows
encourage biodiversity within the vineyard. Pruning and harvesting takes place by
hand and they are signed up to the WineGB’s Sustainability Scheme.
Winemaking
The hand-picked grapes were whole bunch pressed in an oxygen-free pneumatic
press to preserve the pure, primary red-fruit aromas and flavours. The juice was cold
settled and fermented in stainless tanks. The wine underwent full malolactic conversion
and was rested in tank until tirage. Following secondary fermentation in the bottle, the
wine was aged on its lees for 15 months prior to disgorgement, with a further three
months on cork, prior to release.
Tasting Note
An elegant sparkling rosé delicate honeysuckle and fresh raspberry sorbet nose,
illustrating finesse and balance. On the palate, notes of exotic fruits; wild strawberry
and smooth lychee are balanced with tangy lime through to a clean, complex finish.
Grape Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Leigh Sparrow
Region: Kent
Subregion: Kent
Country: England
Alcohol: 12.5%

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