Simpsons’ Wine Estate are delighted to announce the release of a much-anticipated Method Traditional Blanc de Noirs from their inaugural 2016 harvest. Flint Fields 2016 is made from 100% estate grown Pinot Noir and has aged on lees for 26 months with an additional 5 months under cork. Charles Simpson says, “Given our personal preference for Pinot dominant sparkling wines and the red-heavy plantation on our Estate, Flint Fields will be our flagship cuvée and we are immensely proud of this first release.”
Also released this week is the newly positioned Roman Road Chardonnay 2018. This still wine, from the outstanding 2018 harvest is made from Burgundian clone 548, is partially barrel fermented and has spent 9 months ageing in second use French oak barrels. Initially released in 2016, and again in 2017, the latest vintage has a new look and the wine style has been taken up a gear to reflect its position at the top of Simpsons’ still wine range.
These two new wines join a growing range of still and sparkling wines that are now available from Simpsons’ Wine Estate. Their inaugural Classic Cuveé, Chalklands 2016, which was released earlier this year, was awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Class in the 2019 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London earlier this week.