Tenterden - England

Chapel Down Blanc de Blancs 2011

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2011 was an extraordinary year for winemakers. A combination of a naturally low crop combined with very warm September and October weather meant that it is one of the ripest harvests ever.

Made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from the North Downs in Kent, this wine has spent 4 years maturing on its yeast lees before release. 

6 Bottles
  • Sweetness
  • Acidity
  • Fruitiness
  • Body
  • Type: White Sparkling
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Ageing: 4 years on lees
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Bottle Price: £29.99

Tasting Notes

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.

Great as an aperitif or enjoy with grilled poultry, white fish or shellfish. Enjoy this wine at its optimum between now and 2019. An ideal alternative to a Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
  • Silver Outstanding Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
  • Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2016
  • Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
    • "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)