Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs 2017

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs 2017

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 2017

An elegant sparkling wine with a luxurious, vanilla cream
and fine pastry nose, complemented by flavours of fresh
wild strawberry, toasted brioche and a smooth 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.


Vintage
2017 was a challenging growing season, featuring a damaging atmospheric frost in
late April that overall cut yields by as much as 70%. However, May and June saw
dry, sunny conditions, with rain in July, followed by warm, sunny weather into
September. Lower yields resulted in intensely flavoured grapes with great balance.


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%

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