|Producer||Simpsons Wine Estate|
The nose shows signs of beauty, with crisp citrus, white peach and green apples. It’s precise and Chablis-esque with delicious minerality, toasted oak, tangerine peel and spice. To taste, it’s the punchy, tangy orchard fruits upfront that grab your attention and makes your mouth water. But then, softer apricot stone fruit flavours and hints of tropical fruit envelope the crispness.
The Roman Road vineyard is on a south-facing slope, on the chalk and flint soils next to the Roman Road connecting Canterbury and Dover. The area is known as Gravel Castle; the former site of an ancient fort.
Pressed under inert gas to protect fruit, fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel, then aged in carefully-selected French oak barrels.