Chardonnay, Charles Palmer, Sussex
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Tastes like: Pear. Baked Apple. White Peach. Lime. Flinty.
Sussex is already synonymous with top quality sparkling wine (they even have their own PDO now) but this 100% Chardonnay shows the Brits can give French still wines a run for their monnaie too!
Charles Palmer make this wine in an unashamedly Chablis style - fresh and unoaked - yet it’s absolutely bursting with crisp fruit aromas and complexity.
It comes from the legendary 2018 vintage - lauded as the best ever in England and Wales - which produced incredible, developed fruit in abundance. It’s drinking great now but could also be laid down to develop further too.
And being home grown, it means this wine makes it to your wine rack with considerable less road miles and a lower carbon footprint compared to other wines - jolly good show!
Low road miles
England - 2018 - 12% - 75cl