Chapel Down reveals "exceptional" single vineyard wine

Chapel Down is launching a prestige cuvee from its single vineyard estate, Kit’s Coty, which will form part of a new trio of wines.

Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvee 2013 is made from the ‘heart of the first pressing’, from only the very best blocks of Chardonnay within the single vineyard estate, which is located on the North Downs of Kent.

The wine, which forms part of a collection of three exclusive new wines from the Kit’s Coty vineyard, is made from the finest quality portion of juice extracted from the first press cycle, before undergoing wild fermentation and maturation on lees in French oak for seven months.

Josh Donaghay-Spire, head winemakers, describes the wine as a “rich, elegant English sparkling wine with aromas of ripe green apple, hazelnuts and freshly baked brioche”.

Just 1,600 bottles of the 12% abv wine have been produced and each is individually numbered and packaged in a gift box, priced at £99.99.

The others in the Kit’s Coty range include a Blanc de Blancs 2013 (rsp £39.99) and a Chardonnay 2014 (rsp £29.99). The latter is the second vintage to be released following the sell-out success of the 2013 vintage last year.

Mark Harvey, Chapel Down managing director, said: “Our vision has always been to produce exceptional wines from the Kit’s Coty estate; to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in this country. Right from the start of this journey, when the first fruit from the Kit’s Coty vineyard was harvested in 2010, we knew this site was capable of excellence. We are thrilled with the results and are excited to now share these wines with the market and the growing number of pilgrims of Chapel Down.”

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