Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs 2018

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs 2018

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - Showcasing finesse and balance, with a burnished gold colour and a delicate mousse, this sparkling wine has a luxurious, vanilla cream and fine pastry nose, with flavours of fresh wild strawberry, toasted brioche and a smooth elegant finish.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs 2018

A spich and savoury sparkling wine with a luxurious,
vanilla cream and fine pastry nose, complemented by
flavours of fresh wild strawberry, toasted brioche and a
rich finish.
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.

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 to Burgundy. The Guyot pruned
vines are trained on vertical foliage wires to help with canopy management. The Pinot
Noir vines are planted at a density of 4,200 vines per hectare from the revered
Burgundy 115 clone. 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
Clone 115 was selected to create a more full-bodied style owing to a slight
accentuation of tannins, developing into a more luxurious texture. Fermentation took
place in stainless steel tanks where it underwent malolactic conversion and spent three
months on its lees imparting a creamy mouth-feel. The wines were blended and bottled
to obtain the ‘prise de mousse’. After the secondary bottle fermentation was complete,
maturation on the lees lasted two years prior to disgorgement in June 2019, followed by
six months ageing on cork.
Tasting Note
Showcasing finesse and balance, with a burnished gold colour and a delicate mousse,
this sparkling wine has a luxurious, vanilla cream and fine pastry nose, with flavours of
fresh wild strawberry, toasted brioche and a smooth elegant finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Leigh Sparrow
Region: Kent
Subregion: Kent
Country: England
Alcohol: 12%

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Vintage 2018
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