Kent is a county in South England which might, in the future, become an official appellation (Viticulture in England is not yet developed to assess the potential terroir for a future classification / appellation).
Kent, located in the South of London, is commonly called the “Garden of England”. For some years now, the region, known for its orchards, became the talk of the town by producing astonishing sparkling wines. For that matter, some Champagne producers have made no mistake about it: Taittinger and Pommery bought some lands and planted vines in the Region.
Kent subsoils share the same identity as Champagne soils, namely, a lot of chalk and limestone, in keeping with White Cliffs of Dovers. The terroir allows production of fleshy and juicy Chardonnay. The grapes commonly planted are from Germany (reichensteiner, müller-thurgau, schönburger, huxelrebe, ortega and dornfelder). The production of sparkling wines implies the use of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Bacchus is also one of the most acclimatized grape in England.
Gusbourne Estate and Chapel Down Winery are the most famous wine producers of this region. The latter having been served at the royal wedding of Kate and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (sparkling Rosé).
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