Chapel Down to release first in single vineyard range

05 April, 2016

English wine producer Chapel Down is to release a range of single vineyard wines under the Kit’s Coty name on St George’s Day.

English wine producer Chapel Down is to release a range of single vineyard wines under the Kit’s Coty name on St George’s Day.

The wines and the Kent vineyard both take their name from local monuments to the first settlers to farm the land in the third millennium BC.

Several Kit’s Coty wines will be released over the next year, starting with a 2013 Chardonnay with an rrp of £19.99.

Chapel Down winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire said: “This enticing, limited production wine has rich aromas of apple, apricot and buttered toast with hints of nutmeg. On the palate it has layers of flavour and creamy texture which lead on to the long, intense, but fresh finish.

“The aromatic freshness of this wine lends itself naturally to a pairing with seafood, particularly white fish or shellfish. However the depth of flavour and richness would allow it to stand up to a butter or cream-based sauce.”

Pinot Noir and Bacchus are also planted on the 95-acre vineyard which sits on land bought by Chapel Down in 2007.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter