Simpsons Railway Hill Rose
Vintage - 2020
Country - Great Britain
Region - Kent
Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Simpsons Wine Estate
Tasting notes - This delicate Pinot Noir rosé has fresh aromas of watermelon and lychee, with peachy, stone-fruit flavours and a delightfully smooth texture and mouth-feel.
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.
2020 saw a bright and sunny start to the growing season in late March and early April
that augured well, but unfortunately it was followed by a series of frosts that ultimately
reduced the crop. On the positive side, the remainder of the summer was relatively
sunny and warm with occasional rain. By harvest, the smaller crop levels and
favourable conditions resulted in high quality fruit that was bursting with intense
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 to Burgundy. The Guyot trained vines are trained on
vertical foliage wires to help with canopy management. The vines are planted at a
density of 4,200 vines per hectare with a range of 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. Grass cover crops between the rows encourage biodiversity
within the vineyard. Pruning and harvesting takes place by hand and they are signed
up to the WineGB’s Sustainability Scheme.
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