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Chapel Down is England's leading winemaker. It is located in Tenterden, Kent. Following its success on the domestic UK market, where it is renowned for its integrity and excellence, we are launching Chapel Down English Sparkling Wines in the US, starting in New York.
Three Graces 2010 is a blend of Chardonnay (60%), Pinot Noir (33%) and Pinot Meunier (7%). After its second fermentation in bottle, the wine ages on its lees about 5 years, thus enhancing its complex aromas and creamy mouthfeel.
The Southeast coast of England is synonymous with the white cliffs of Dover. It is this iconic chalk soil, the same as that of Champagne - just 90 miles to the south, coupled with a cool climate all year long that enables Chapel Down to produce truly world-class sparkling wines. The first vineyards were planted in the 1970's and the company now owns appx. 200 acres of vineyards across Kent, where the winery is located, and also Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, and Essex.
Chapel Down is England’s most awarded winery. Praised by iconic chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, its wines are served at Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. The British Consulate in New York is Chapel Down's US launch partner. Portrayed above are Antonia Romero, British Consul General in New York, and Frazer Thompson, CEO of Chapel Down.
Initial feedback from retailers and sommeliers has been very positive! More to come soon...