Here at Simpsons' Wine Estate, our wines are progressing through the oenological cycle and the 2019 still wines are approaching their release dates. The first of this vintage raring to go is the hotly-anticipated Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2019.
When Ruth and Charles Simpson established Simpsons’ Wine Estate in 2012, their focus was firmly on creating quality English Sparkling Wines. Yet, when presented with the heady harvest of 2018 with bountiful flavour-rich fruit, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to venture into a range of English still wines. The portfolio received much acclaim and the Gravel Castle Chardonnay was held in high regard for its fresh fruit, appealing texture and refreshing crispness. So much so, that the premier vintage swiftly sold out!
The 2019 Gravel Castle Chardonnay is very similar in style to the 2018, albeit slightly lighter, fresher and more aromatic, which reflects both the vintage as well as the terroir of the Simpsons’ vineyards in the idyllic Elham Valley. Here the iconic chalk soil and nuanced microclimate create the perfect growing conditions for producing wines with pure varietal flavours, elegant acidity and subtly sophisticated aromas.
The Gravel Castle Chardonnay challenges the perception of English still wines and champions this most versatile of grape varieties. It is now available to buy online and Ruth and Charles Simpson look forward to keeping your glass half full in these difficult times!
With free delivery on all Simpsons’ wines until the end of April 2020, it is the perfect time to place your order here.