Welcome back to English Wine Week. Alright I know that’s a misnomer when I’m trying these wines a month apart, but they were all bought in the same week I just couldn’t drink them all. Sometimes the liver needs a break.
Unlike the previous two white wines above, which were both off dry, Chapel Down Flint is a true dry white wine. It is also made from a wider blend of grapes (Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Huxelrebe, Muller Thurgau and Reichensteiner) harvested from three counties in England: Kent, Sussex and Essex.
However with Bacchus as it’s main grape it had a similar fruity aromatic flavour to the other two of pear, green grapes and lychee/melon. It had a crisp finish of sharp green apples from the medium acidity which made it more refreshing. It was a good lingering finish.
I’ve no idea what shade of white it was as I was drinking out of a blue glass with a wide rim, so not ideal for catching the scent either.
On the whole a good wine especially if you prefer dry sharper whites, however my favourite remains the Three Choirs Stonebrook.
|Name:||Chapel Down Flint Dry|
|Grapes||Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Huxelrebe, Muller Thurgau and Reichensteiner|
|Quality Classification:||Non Applicable|