Chapel Down Flint Dry 2022


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76% Chardonnay, 9% Pinot Planc, 4% Bacchus, 4% Siegerrebe, 4% Reichensteiner, 3% Schonburger



Tasting Notes

Chapel Down Flint Dry is a terrific introduction to English dry white wine.

An attractive, aromatic white with aromas of green apple, pear and citrus, which follow through to a crisp, refreshing palate with flavours of apple, pear and melon coupled with a well-balanced, long finish. Great to see this wine in Jane MacQuitty’s Top 20 English Wines in The Times, October 2020 and to see a review from Will Lyons in The Times.

Chardonnay, which is being successfully grown in England (mostly for Sparkling wines), leads the blend with a range of various varietals. It is quite a kaleidoscope of varietals grown mainly (97%) in Kent, with a little grown in Sussex and Essex. Each variety is whole-bunch pressed and vinified separately, and it was bottled in March 2023. The result is an appealing white wine, which combines finesse and the best of English white wines at a good price. When people first taste Chapel Down Flint Dry they are surprised just how good it is.

About the Producer

Chapel Down planted their vineyards in 1977 and are now the largest English wine producer, working with many vine growers across Sussex, Kent and Essex. Chief winemaker at Chapel Down is Josh Donaghay-Spire, who has a degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Plumpton College and gained his experience in Alsace, Champagne and South Africa.

“With its interesting and well-structured blend of Chardonnay, Bacchus and Pinot Blanc, this is the perfect English wine for summer – light, zesty and fragrant with melon and elderflower.” Will Lyons, Wine Critic at The Times.

“Tongue-tingling, tart, verdant, chardonnay-led, fish-friendly white, topped up with bacchus and six other white grapes”  Jane MacQuitty, Top 20 English Red, White & Sparkling Wines; The Times, 15 October 2020.

Widely available from £14.99 – £17.50:  Check out Bush Vines competitive price of £13.50

Food Match: Ideal aperitif; good with chicken, seafood and salads. 



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