Chapel Down Brut NV, 2016 Base

2016 Base, 18 months on lees. 53% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 7% Pinot Blanc, 4% Pinot Meunier. The delicious Kit’s Coty wines grab the headlines, but it is worth highlighting the transformation this wine has undergone over the last few years. This is quite simply in the best place this important and highly-visible cuvée has ever been. Lovely yellow grapefruit and toast with bright, ripe apple and subtle white fruit sweetness riding a gentle biscuit richness and a little herbal twist; it’s approachable but my feeling is that this has moved upmarket into something a little more serious than it used to be


Date Tasted : 17/09/2019

/ 2016 Base, Chapel Down, Classic Blend, England, NV