Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2021

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Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2021

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - A zesty, fruit-driven and unoaked Chardonnay displaying fresh, citrus aromas, refreshing tropical fruit flavours and a smooth, textured palate.

Simpsons Wine Estate Kent Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2021

A cool climate, fruit-driven and unoaked Chardonnay
displaying fresh, citrus and apple aromas, refreshing
tropical fruit flavours with a zesty, flinty 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.
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 Roman Road and Railway Hill vineyards are planted with Burgundian clones 96 and
548, at a density of 4,200 vines per hectare on either Fercal or 41B rootstocks. The
Guyot trained vines flourish on sloping, south facing vineyards, which ensure heat
accumulation during 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 winemaking methods promote the purest expression of fruit and the Kentish terroir,
with as little intervention as possible. The hand-picked grapes were whole bunch
pressed in the oxygen-free inert press, which protected the purity of the juice and
minimised skin contact. The juice was cold settled for 24 hours. Fermentation took place
in stainless steel tanks at 14 to 16°C with selected aromatic yeasts. The wine underwent
malolactic conversion, softening the acidity and increasing the texture. The wine was
aged on fine lees prior to being bottled in the spring.
Tasting Note
A zesty, fruit-driven and unoaked Chardonnay displaying fresh, citrus aromas, refreshing
tropical fruit flavours and a smooth, textured palate.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Leigh Sparrow
Region: Kent
Subregion: Kent
Country: England
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Vintage 2021
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