Chapel Down Kits Coty Chardonnay 2017 - Decanter Platinum winner
The Platinum awarded English wine from Chapel Down the Kits Coty Chardonnay. Rich aromas of melon and peach with hints of butter and toast. Well integrated oak balances the tropical fruit on the palate which leads to a clean, fresh lasting finish.
Grape : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12.5%
Serve with : seafood, pasta, chicken salad or spicy cuisine. Rye Bay scallops in garlic butter or simply grilled lemon sole.
Platinum at the Decanter Awards 2019
Chapel Down's Kits Coty Vineyard
Kit’s Coty vineyard is a 95 acre vineyard on the North Downs of Kent. The southerly aspect ensures the vines capture the sunshine all year long while the warm, free-draining chalk soils provide the perfect terroir for producing well balanced, intensely flavoured fruit. Restricting yields and maintaining vine balance allow vines to fulfil their potential, producing fruit that truly express their identity and the unique qualities of the soil.
Harvested by hand in late September, grapes are whole bunch pressed before undergoing wild fermentation in old French oak barrels for nine months adding complexity and richness to the wine.