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£168.00

This is the fifth vintage of The Roman Road Chardonnay to be released from the Estate. Exuding a true sense of place, our Roman Road Chardonnay is elegant and pure, with a distinctive mineral quality that you would expect from fruit grown on the iconic chalk soils of the North Downs.

 

Sold by the case of 6 x 75cl bottles. £168.00 per 6 bottle case (£28.00 per bottle)

Tasting Notes

This elegant, single vineyard, still Chardonnay is created from fruit specially selected for its maturity and concentration. It displays pineapple and apricot aromas, complemented with sweet oak, clementine and mixed spice flavours and finishing in a luxurious, textured palate.

Technical Details

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol: 12.5% Vol

Harvesting & Vinification: The grapes (clone 548) were hand-harvested during the last week of October in order to find the perfect balance of aroma, flavour and acidity. Once pressed, the juice was left to settle for 12 hours then racked to both barrel and stainless-steel tanks with a high level of solids.

Fermentation: A combination of conventional and indigenous yeasts were used to ferment the several batches that formed the final Roman Road blend.  The wine went through a full malolactic fermentation.

Storage: 25% of the final blend was fermented in new French oak with 25% aged in older French barrels. Bâtonnage of certain barrels was completed with the frequency and duration dependent on taste. The remaining 50% of the blend stayed on fermentation lees in stainless-steel tanks, however was not stirred, by way of passive bâtonnage. Given the microbial stability of the wine, it received just a light earth filtration prior to bottling in Spring 2021.

Awards

  

Reviews

" For the second year running, England (and Kent) has stepped up to the Best-In-Show challenge with a still Chardonnay wine of starry quality. That doesn't, of course, mean something the colour of a buttercup and with a lush and flamboyantly nutty scent; this wine is green-silver pale and aromatically very shy: a little slight teasing creaminess, just hinting at both flowers and fruit without actually cashing in on the promise with a suite of emphatic allusions. On the palate, it is pure and vivacious, lively and dancing: a spring-fresh Chardonnay of great grace whose pleasures are almost amplified by their restraint, and by the resulting drinkability and gastronomic amenability of the wine. Fine vineyards and a fine season have come together to memorable effect here.”

Judging Panel, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

 

"A minerality is present due to the chalky soil but it’s the soft, creamy finish thanks to malolactic fermentation and nine months in French oak barrels that impart the spicy, vanilla notes we love".

Stacey Smith, The Independent 

Delivery

6 bottles: £10

12 bottles: £15

18 bottles: £20

24 bottles: £25 

Orders above £400: Complimentary Delivery

 

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