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We are pleased to introduce the Kit’s Coty collection, a premium range of wines produced from a single vineyard in the North Downs of Kent. The first in the collection to be launched is Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2013 on St George’s Day.
Situated on one of the oldest agrarian landscapes in Britain, Kit’s Coty is named after the monuments to the first settlers of Britain’s earliest farming society who recognised the fertility of the land in the third millennium BC. We acquired the land in 2007 and 95 acres are now planted of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus.
The Kit’s Coty vineyard sits in the sheltered lee of steep chalk hills that rise above keeping cool northerly winds at bay. The expansive southerly aspect ensures the vines capture the sunshine all year long while the warm, free-draining chalk soils provide the perfect terroir for producing well balanced vines and intensely flavoured fruit. Restricting yields and maintaining vine balance allow vines to fulfil their potential, producing fruit that truly express their identity and the unique qualities of the soil. This results in wines of purity, intensity and complexity.
The first of the range to be released is the Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2013, this 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 to 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. Try with Rye Bay scallops in garlic butter or simply grilled Lemon Sole.
The Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2013 (12.5% ABV) is now sold out. Our new Kit’s Coty Collection will be available from April 2017.