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Simpsons Chalklands Classic Cuvee
AA3296

£29.50
£29.50
In stock

Description

Vintage - 2017

Country - Great Britain

Region - Kent

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate

Tasting notes - The epitome of English elegance, this rich golden sparkling wine has enticing aromas of caramelised pear and floral millefeuille, combined with bright citrus flavours, linear precision and impressive length.

ProducerNote

Charles and Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines in the South of

France since 2002. In 2012, attracted by the quality of the terroir and the opportunity to

become part of one of the most dynamic wine producing regions in the world, they

brought their expertise back to the UK, establishing Simpsons Wine Estate. Aspiring to

produce the finest quality English wine, they planted 30 hectares of vineyards on the

iconic chalk terroir of the North Downs and built a state-of-the-art gravity fed winery. In

2016, the Simpsons saw their first harvest. With a strong focus on provenance, they

produce a highly-acclaimed range of exclusively estate-grown still and sparkling wines,

including the Chalklands Classic Cuvée 2016, which won a gold medal in the 2019

Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.

Vintage

2017 was the second harvest at Simpsons Wine Estate, and the result of a challenging

growing season featuring a damaging frost in late April that cut yields by as much as

70%. May and June saw warm, sunny conditions, with rain in July, followed by warm

sunny conditions into September. Lower crops resulted in intensely flavoured grapes

with great balance, leading to excellent wines.

Vineyard

Simpsons Wine Estate is situated in the Elham Valley; an unspoilt seam in the North

Downs of Kent where the contours of the land, the climate and the soil are excellent for

viticulture. The intensely lime-rich chalk soil forms part of the same chalk ridge that

stretches from southern England through the Champagne region and on to Burgundy.

The Guyot trained vines are planted at a density of 4,200 vines per hectare with a

range of both sparkling and Burgundian clones on either Fercal or 41B rootstocks. They

are grown on south facing slopes, ensuring heat accumulation in the day and cold air

drainage at night. The vineyard is less than eight miles from the coast, providing a

crucial maritime influence insulating the fruit against intense temperature variations.

Pruning and harvesting takes place by hand and they are signed up to the WineGB’s

Sustainability Scheme.

Delivery

Free Local Delivery – Live locally to one of our shops, give us a call, email & we can arrange delivery, If you place your order online we will contact you to arrange delivery.

Free UK Delivery- If you spend £250 or more with us.

£9.50 Per UK Delivery Address - from 1 bottle upwards for orders under £250. This is a next day service if ordered before 2.30pm.

Orders are usually despatched within 24 hours, to arrive with UK customers within 3 working days. If an item is temporarily out of stock, we will notify you of the delay and you may consider the following options:

  • We can despatch your order as soon as we receive new stock.
  • Choose an alternative that we have in stock.

Saturday and a.m. delivery can be requested for an extra fee.

We can deliver to Scottish Highlands, Isle of Wight, Northern Island and Europe etc. for an extra fee,

Free Click and Collect – Orders can be placed online or give us a call and we can get your order together ready for you to collect.

Any queries should be directed to the shop by telephone on 01522 544737 or email to enquiries@steephillwines.com.

Returns

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We cannot give refunds in the following cases:

  • Items returned after 28 days.
  • Damaged items not notified by telephone to us within 3 days.

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