In a nutshell: A unique still white wine, with sweet and savoury aromas and a creamy texture, from Canterbury in Kent.
The lowdown: Simpsons Wine Estate is located in the heart of the North Downs, near Canterbury. The vineyards are located in lime-rich chalk soils, which gives its likeness to the Champagne region in France. Once the red grapes are harvested in autumn, they are carefully whole bunch pressed. Following this the juice is cold settled for 48 hours, this helps to remove all the red grape material. Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, this gives the wine the creamy texture on the palate. This still white wine is different in colour, with its rose gold appearance. On the nose the concentrated aromas of poached pears and toffee apple dominate. The flavours of this wine are more developed with hints of salted caramel and fruit compote. It finished long with a creamy mouth-filling texture.
When to drink: This wine would be paired well with Shellfish, Crab and Lobster dishes.