Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Railway Hill Rose 2020

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Railway Hill Rose 2020

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - This delicate Pinot Noir rosé has fresh aromas of watermelon and lychee, with peachy, stone-fruit flavours and a delightfully smooth texture and mouth-feel.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Railway Hill Rose 2020

This delicate Pinot Noir roséhas fresh aromas of
watermelon and lychee, with peachy, stone-fruit
flavours and a delightfully smooth 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.


Vintage
2020 saw a bright and sunny start to the growing season in late March and early
April that augured well, but unfortunately it was followed by a series of frosts that
ultimately reduced the crop. On the positive side, the remainder of the summer was
relatively sunny and warm with occasional rain. By harvest, the smaller crop levels
and favourable conditions resulted in high quality fruit that was bursting with intense
flavours.


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 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 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
Made with as little intervention as possible. The hand-picked grapes were whole
bunch pressed and cold settled for 48 hours prior to racking. The must underwent a
long and slow fermentation in stainless tanks with wild and selected aromatic yeasts
at controlled temperatures of 14 to 16°C. This wine did not go through malolactic
conversion, retaining a crisp and vibrant character, but spent time on fine yeast lees
to build palate weight, before being bottled in spring 2021.


Tasting Note
This delicate Pinot Noir roséhas fresh aromas of watermelon and lychee, with
peachy, stone-fruit flavours and a delightfully smooth texture and mouth-feel.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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