Simpsons Wine Estate The Roman Road Chardonnay 2019


13.0% ABV
One of the benchmark English Chardonnays, fruit, oak and acid in perfect harmony

There are some wines which you know will improve from cellaring for a few years but which you find hard to resist broaching as they are already wonderful. The Roman Road Chardonnay is one of those wines. The wine displays aromas of white peach and lime, with clean, citrus flavours, smooth cashew nut on the palate and subtle hints of spice and vanilla. It is named after the Roman Road vineyard, which is situated on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs of Kent, the Garden of England. It is elegant and pure, with a distinctive mineral quality that you would expect from fruit grown on these iconic chalk soils. This single vineyard, still white wine is created from Chardonnay grapes carefully selected for their maturity and concentration. The juice undergoes primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks in a state-of-the-art winery, before ageing for nine months in French oak barrels. The Simpsons’ vineyards occupy glorious positions on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs of Kent, protected from the whimsy of the English climate by ancient woodland and anchored in the iconic chalky soils so highly revered in the world of both still and sparkling wine. On their French wine estate, the award-winning Domaine Sainte Rose in the Languedoc region, the Simpsons have always pursued the cleaner, truer flavours of the grape, and are now bringing this savoir-faire to their English vineyards. With rootstock meticulously matched to the soil and a new world-class winery just minutes from the vines, quality is the watchword.

Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

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