Simpsons Roman Road Chardonnay

Simpons Roman Road an exciting barrel aged Chardonnay from Kent.

Full of English orchard fruit acidity which is offset by the toasty, creamy profile of French oak barrels, for a style of wine that perhaps Chablis can no longer easily produce. Kent seems to be one of the most promising spots for English still Chardonnay, warm enough to fully ripen the fruit but remaining a generally cool climate. 

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.

 

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£24.99

Style

  • 5/5

    Acidity

  • 1/5

    Tannin

  • 1/5

    Sweetness

  • Low

    Alcohol

  • Medium

    Body

Aromas

  • Apple

  • Cream

  • Toast

Details

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Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol12.5%
Units9.4
RegionKent
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalChardonnay

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Simpsons Wine Estate

Simpsons Wine Estate

Charles and Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines in the South of France since 2002. In 2012, attracted by the quality of the terroir and the opportunity to become part of one of the most dynamic wine producing regions in the world, they brought their expertise back to the UK.

They planted 30 hectares of vineyards on the iconic chalk terroir of the North Downs and built a state-of-the-art gravity fed winery. In 2016, the Simpsons saw their first harvest. With a strong focus on provenance, they produce a highly-acclaimed range of exclusively estate-grown still and sparkling wines. 

The Grape - Chardonnay

The Grape - Chardonnay

The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, with many of the flavours commonly associated with the wine being derived from influences such as terrior and oak.

In cool climates like northern France or England you would expect flavours of orchard fruits like apples, pears and green plums but in the warmer climbs of California in the USA or Adelaide in Australia you may see tropical fruits, sometimes even banana. 

Chardonnay is well adapted to taking on flavours from its surroundings, for example fermenting or ageing in oak gives the wine flavours of vanilla, smoke and toast. It is most often used as a single variety in still wines but is equally successful blended into some of the best sparkling wines in the world, incuding Champagne and English sparkling wine.