Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut 2019 2019

Country
United Kingdom
Region
Southern England
Producer
Chapel Down
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (52%)
Pinot Noir (35%)
Pinot Meunier (7%)
Pinot Blanc (6%)
Type
White
Style
Fizz
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Off dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

If you have never tried an English wine before – well now is your opportunity. The vineyards of England are generally located in the warmer southern counties where the milder influences of the gulf stream have an important effect, as our northern hemisphere vineyards need a longer cooler growing season than in Europe to produce top quality grapes. More than 500 vineyards are in production across the UK and bottled annual sales has reached 3 million bottles, with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus the most planted varieties.

Producer

Chapel Down is one of England’s leading wine producers based in the heart of the Garden of England and boast a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with the award-winning range of Curious beers, ciders and spirits. Their sparkling wines are created using the Traditional Method, the same as Champagne, from fruit sourced on similar soils in the chalky terroir of the North Downs of Kent from Tenterden which is in the South-East of England.
Tasting Notes
The Chapel Down Vintage reserve 2019 is a Chardonnay dominant blend sourced from vineyards in Kent and East Sussex, the soils here are composed of Chalk and Clay. The wine has seen malolactic fermentation followed by six months on fine lees in tank and a further eighteen months ageing in the bottle before disgorgement, giving a complex delicate style of Sparkling wine. Bramley apple, lemon shortbread and light red berries aromas on the nose are followed by subtle toasty characters on the palate. The dosage balances the high acidity leaving a smooth finish.
Food
Perfect as an aperitif or served with canapes on a warm summers evening.