Simpsons Wine Estate is tucked away in the beautiful Elham Valley – a wonderfully quiet part of the North Downs of Kent. Their terroir is lavished with lime-rich chalk on part of the same ridge that stretches all the way to Champagne. Owners Ruth and Charles Simpson grow the classic trio of champagne varieties - Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Producing both sparkling & still wines, their first vintage was in 2016 and quickly they have established themselves as one of the UK’s very best estates.
Don't just take our word for it…their first ever vintage of Chalklands Classic Cuvée 2016 received a Gold and Best in Class in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship. Wine writer Jamie Goode awarded the 2019 Gravel Castle 92 points likening the wine to Chablis - high praise indeed!
We have selected four wines from their range, including still & sparkling. We can also offer a discovery case for those customers new to the Simpsons range; three bottles of each of the below.
Even more excitingly, we are taking 10% off list prices this week.
As with many small estates, quantities are limited and many of the wines have already sold out at the vineyard, so get your order in quick!
Simpsons Discovery Case:
3 bottles each of:
2019 Gravel Castle
2018 Roman Road
Offer Price - £240 per 12 bottles delivered to you
2017 Chalklands Classic Cuvée
£168 per six bottles
Offer Price - £150 per six bottles delivered to you
''The Chalklands Classic Cuvée 2017 is created from purely Estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, reflecting the provenance of the Simpsons’ vineyards in the heart of the Wine Garden of England.
Burnished gold in colour, it has an exotic caramelised pear and millefeuille pastry nose with opulent orchard fruit flavours, linear precision and impressive length.''
2018 The Roman Road Chardonnay
£156 per six
Offer Price - £138 per six delivered to you
''This single vineyard, still white wine is created from Chardonnay grapes carefully selected for their maturity and concentration. The juice undergoes primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks in our state-of-the-art winery, before ageing for nine months in French oak barrels.
The Roman Road Chardonnay displays aromas of white peach and lime, with clean, citrus flavours, smooth cashew nut on the palate and subtle hints of spice and vanilla.''
2019 Gravel Castle Chardonnay
£102 per six
Offer Price - £90 per six delivered to you
''Made from exclusively estate grown grapes, the Gravel Castle Chardonnay is a fresh, fruit driven and un-oaked Chardonnay, created from Burgundian still wine clones.
The Gravel Castle Chardonnay is pale gold in colour with citrus and nashi pear aromas. Refreshing tropical fruit flavours are complemented by a smooth, textured palate.''
2019 Derringstone Pinot Meunier
£117 per six
Offer Price - £102 per six delivered to you
''Created from exclusively estate grown and hand picked Pinot Meunier grapes, this intriguing and truly unique ‘blanc de noirs’ was carefully vinified as a white wine.
The Derringstone Pinot Meunier displays chalk purity and sweet and savoury aromas of poached winter fruit. Complex balsamic nuances and red fruit flavours finish with a deliciously creamy mouth-feel.''