Wine Bucket List
Miles of sun-kissed vines that stretch through Kent's glorious countryside are used each year to make an abundance of award-winning wine. With so much choice it can be difficult to discover the perfect flavour for your tastebuds. Whether it's a rich red, romantic rose' or a wonderful white that makes your mouth water, one of these options on our wine bucket list are sure to add a tantalising taste to your summer...
Biddenden Ortega 2016
The double bronze award-winning Biddenden Ortega is a must have on your wine bucket list. This fresh and fruity, crisp and characterful delight makes the perfect compliment to a light, spicy meal or a simple seafood dish. The combination of green apple, grapefruit and flora aromas infused with the medium bodied, off dry palate creates a distinctive and delicious white wine.
Kit's Coty Chardonnay 2016
The Kit's Koty 2016 is the fourth vintage to be released from Chapel Down’s award-winning single-vineyard Chardonnays. Matured in old French oak, on the nose it's beautiful fragrance of cooked apple and hazelnut compliment the background notes of butter and toast. With a smooth texture and long finish, this lightly oaked wine is said to be one of England’s finest whites.
Squerryes 2014 Vintage Brut Reserve
Winner of the platinum medal in the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the 2014 Vintage Brut Reserve perfectly reflects the quality and purity of Squerryes vineyard. The fresh aromas of crisp green apple flatter the underlying notes of summer meadows and baked bread. Flavours of pink grapefruit and white peach tingle the palate followed by a rich, ripe fruit aftertaste.
Hush Heath Balfour Brut Rosé 2014
Crafted using the traditional method, Hush Heath's multi-award winning Balfour Brut Rosé offers the perfect sparkling wine to tantalise the taste buds. Wild strawberry and red apple predominate on the nose, while flavours of ripe orchard and summer berry fruit burst the palate. A long, crisp finish and a nicely restrained acidity make this delightful, refreshing Rosé.
Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2014
Gusbourne's flagship wine, Blanc De Blancs blends classic Chardonnay aromas of green apple, citrus and white fruit with a buttered toast complexity from extended lees ageing. Pale gold with a delicate mousse, this white wine is vibrant on the palate where a ripe acidity is provided developing to a soft, creamy finish.
Simpsons Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir 2018
Reflecting the exquisite characteristics of Simpson’s vineyard’s iconic chalk terroir, the Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir offers the perfect ripe red. Deep crimson in colour with aromas of redcurrants, exotic spices and fresh coffee on the nose. Beautifully smooth and silky, the ripe and weighty taste of black fruits burst the palate laced with notes of clove and freshly brewed coffee. Prepare to lose yourself down the rabbit hole when tasting this romantic red.