Chapel Down
Chapel Down
Pinot Noir
Well known for its English sparkling wine; this is their fine light pinot noir red
England, Chapel Down, Pinot Noir, Wine of England, 2014

Chapel Down is one of the best known wineries in the UK and planted its first vines on the 9 ha. in 1977 in Tenterden, Kent. It is now among the largest UK wine producers, with another 45 ha. vineyard near Aylesford, Kit’s Coty vineyard, and sourcing its grapes furthermore from other growers on the South Downs of Sussex, Hampshire, Essex and Kent.

And it is not just sparkling wine anymore. The award winning and well respected wine range has become extensive, including still wines and they have diversified further with a few own branded beers, ciders and spirits. A visit to the facility in Tenterden can be recommended, viewing e.g. the various plots of grape varieties and it can be combined with full and pleasant hospitality on the day; reservation strongly advised.
£ 15.00
Best Served:
16 °C
12.5 %
Review Date:
16 . 08 . 2019
Wine specifics
Ready to drink. Fresh, light, fruity, clear, hints of vanilla. Serving salads, light meat dishes, fish, light cheese, on its own; slightly served cool. Obtained in the UK. Cork.
The majority of British vineyards are in the south-eastern part of England. Around 80% is white wine and a large chunk of that is sparkling. Many of the crisp sparkling wines are made the traditional way, the Champagne way. The French get more and more involved and interested in the vineyards in the UK, including the owning and producing. The soil conditions down south are very similar to Champagne and the growing conditions are with climate change increasingly the same as well.
This may be of interest? Investing in the Chapel Down Estate is an option and details are on their website.
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Review Date:
16 . 08 . 2019