Introducing Kit’s Coty Estate Bacchus 2016, the latest release from our Kit’s Coty Collection

We are delighted to introduce the latest release from Chapel Down’s single vineyard estate: The Kit’s Coty Collection

Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 is released following the widespread critical acclaim for Kit’s Coty Chardonnay which won a Platinum Best In Class at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2016 and then the prestige cuvée Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée winning Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition last year. Kit’s Coty wines are stocked in the UK’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, including La Gavroche, The Langham, Hand & Flowers, Sat Bains and Paris House.

The Kit’s Coty vineyard is located on the North Downs of Kent where the gently sloping lime-rich chalk soils and unique micro-climate produce wines of exceptional quality. No compromises are taken in employing the highest standards of viticulture and winemaking practices to maximise the potential of the wines.

Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 is produced from the finest parcels of Bacchus grapes at the Kit’s Coty vineyard in Kent. The grapes were harvested by hand in late September and then whole-bunch-pressed before undergoing wild fermentation in third and fourth use French Oak barrels for nine months in order to add richness and complexity to the wine.

Chapel Down Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, says,
“This very ripe style of Bacchus has guava, melon and peach aromas with background oak influence. The palate is pure and focussed with more tropical flavours and an exceptional length.
I have a particular affinity with the Bacchus grape variety, owing to the fact it is so well suited to the English terroir coupled with its versatility in the wine styles it can produce.”

Mark Harvey, Chapel Down Managing Director, said
“Our vision has always been to produce exceptional wines from the Kit’s Coty estate; to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in this country. Right from the start of this journey, when the first fruit from the Kit’s Coty vineyard was harvested in 2010, we knew this site was capable of excellence. We are thrilled with the results and are excited to now share these wines with the market and the growing number of pilgrims of Chapel Down!”

From a food-pairing perspective the rich fruity flavours of the wine is a perfect partner to white crabmeat salads, asparagus risotto or lightly smoked fish.

The Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 is available to purchase at RRP £25.00 (75cl bottle, 13% ABV) from our website