Chapel Down Kit’s Coeur de Cuvée 2013

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  • £100.00
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  • 12%
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WINE REVIEW

Literally meaning the ‘heart of the first pressing’, the Couer de Cuvée is made from the highest quality portion of the first pressing – just 120 litres per tonne of grapes! The wine goes through wild fermentation and maturation in French oak for seven months, before spending 34 months on the lees in the bottle.

Super refined in the glass with the tiniest of bubbles. This wine has a wonderfully complex nose of pastry and pear with hints of biscuit and oat.

A wonderfully full and involving palate with superb flavours of orchard fruit and a real nutty oatmeal quality. The dancing acidity helps things along nicely, integrating superbly with the refined and silky mousse. What impressed me the most was the length – the mineral and almost savoury nutty notes really do linger.

Only 1600 bottles were made, so this one to grab and reserve for a very special occasion.
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Founder of GreatBritishWine.com, John has been a prolific user on wine rating app Vivino for the last couple of years. Now a self appointed English Wine ambassador and with a mission to explore all corners of the UK to uncover the best producers and most exciting wines.