Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Chalklands Classic Cuvee 2018

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Chalklands Classic Cuvee 2018

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - The epitome of English elegance, this rich golden sparkling wine has enticing aromas of caramelised pear and floral millefeuille, combined with bright citrus flavours, linear precision and impressive length.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Chalklands Classic Cuvee 2018

The epitome of English elegance, this fragrant sparkling
wine has enticing aromas of fresh citrus and white flowers
complemented by a biscuity character.
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. A perfect vintage
all round.
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 the Champagne region and on to Burgundy.
The Guyot trained vines are planted at a density of 4,200 vines per hectare with a
range of both sparkling and 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.
Pruning and harvesting takes place by hand and they are signed up to the WineGB’s
Sustainability Scheme.
Winemaking
The estate-grown grapes were hand-picked over a two-week period. Each variety is
vinified separately, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented with selected
yeasts. Malolactic conversion took place and the wines spent three months in stainless
steel tanks ageing on light lees. After a series of tastings, the wines were blended,
filtered and bottled to undergo the ‘prise de mousse’. Following the bottle fermentation,
the wine spent 20 months ageing on the lees.
Tasting Note
The epitome of English elegance, this rich golden sparkling wine has enticing aromas of
caramelised pear and floral millefeuille, combined with bright citrus flavours, linear
precision and impressive length.
Grape
Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%

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