- Type: White Sparkling
- Vintage: 2011
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Ageing: 4 years on lees
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Price: £29.99
The nose is very expressive with aromas of baked apple, hazelnuts and toasted oats. The palate is equally intense with flavours of peach, candied lemon and a creamy texture together with a long rich finish.
Comparable to a Blanc de Blancs Champagne
The fruit was hand-harvested in October from our finest vineyards in the North Downs, Kent.
- "South East England shares a limestone shelf with Champagne, which is why the terroir - and quality - is so similar. This one from leading English winemaker Chapel Down is 100% Chardonnay." Foodism Magazine (July 2016)
- "[This wine] has some classy bottle age which gives it a rich and savoury complexity and enough weight to drink with food. Try it with crab and berkswell tarts." Kate Hawkings, Olive Magazine (May 2016)
- "Fine and persistent creamy mousse. Nose shows great evolvement of buttered croissants and honey. The dosage is very balanced with the rapier lemon citrus acidity. The finish is long and complex with layers of citrus, minerals and nuts. Very pure style." Judges Comments, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
- "English sparklers have been beating Champagnes in tastings of late...this world-class bubbly is packed with creamy apple pie and fig flavours." (15 Dec 2015)
- "From the award-winning Kent vineyard, 100% Chardonnay with hints of baked apple and toasty brioche." The Daily Telegraph (05 Dec 2015)