Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Canterbury Rose Rose 2018

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Canterbury Rose Rose 2018

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 Rose 2018

An elegant 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
Following the frost-reduced crop of 2017, the vines carried over pent up energy into
2018 which combined with the long, warm and sunny growing season, resulted in
generous ripe fruit flavours with great intensity and good crop levels. Perfect vintage.


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 in April 2019. 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%

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