Chapel Down Flint Dry 2018

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.

Check out the previous two wines tried by clicking on these links: Tuffon Hall Amelie and Three Choirs Stonebrooke.

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
Colour: White
Year: 2018
Grapes Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Huxelrebe, Muller Thurgau and Reichensteiner
Winery: Chapel Down
Country: England
Region: Kent
Quality Classification: Non Applicable
Alcohol: 12%
Price: £13

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