Pick of the Launches

03 July, 2017

THE ROMAN ROAD CHARDONNAY 2016

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Brand owner Simpsons Wine Estate

RRP £22.99

Markets UK

Contact Simpsons Wine Estate, sales@simpsonswine.com

The Roman Road Chardonnay 2016 is the first wine from Simpsons Wine Estate in Barham, Kent. Using 100% estate-grown Chardonnay, the wine has been produced from grapes picked during the first harvest in October 2016.

Charles Simpson says: “We planted our first vines in the Roman Road vineyard in 2014 and carried out our first harvest last October. We wanted to set aside a small quantity of Chardonnay to make our first still wine from the estate. Primary and malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks in our new winery, before moving to spend three months in French oak barrels.”

Ruth Simpson adds: “Our Roman Road vineyard is on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs of Kent. Exuding a true sense of place, the wine is elegant and linear, with a distinctive mineral quality that you would expect from fruit grown on these chalk soils. Created from Chardonnay clone 584 during the outstanding 2016 harvest, this single vineyard, still white wine displays aromas of white peach and lime, followed by flavours of cashew and hints of spice.”





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