Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Derringstone Pinot Meunier Blanc de Noirs 2020

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Derringstone Pinot Meunier Blanc de Noirs 2020

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Meunier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - This unique, still, white Pinot Meunier displays sweet and savoury aromas of poached winter fruit with balsamic nuances and a delicious creamy texture.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Derringstone Pinot Meunier Blanc de Noirs 2020

This unique, still, white Pinot Meunier displays sweet and
savoury aromas of poached winter fruit with balsamic
nuances and a delicious creamy texture.


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 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 Pinot Meunier vines are planted at a density of
4,200 vines per hectare from clones 791, 977 and 978. 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 carefully whole bunch pressed. The juice was cold
settled for 48 hours before being racked and undergoing a long, slow fermentation
using aromatic yeasts. The wine went through full malolactic conversion, resulting in
a creamy texture and then rested on its fine lees to build palate weight before being
bottled in spring 2020.


Tasting Note
This unique, still, white Pinot Meunier displays sweet and savoury aromas of poached
winter fruit with balsamic nuances and a delicious creamy texture.


Grape
Pinot Meunier 100%

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