Chapel Down is one of England"„¢s most successful wineries, whose first vineyard in Tenterden, Kent, was planted in 1977. It is now the largest UK wine producer, making a range of Champagne-style sparkling wine and aromatic white, red and rosé wines, and has won a plethora of accolades. The Tenterden vineyard is home to its state-of-the-art winery, headed by winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire who gained experience in wineries in Alsace, Champagne and South Africa.
As well as its Tenterden vineyard, it now also has a large vineyard in nearby Aylesford, but it also sources fruit from trusted growers on the South Downs of Sussex, the chalk downlands of Hampshire and other areas in Essex and Kent. The 9 hectares at Tenterden are on clay loam over sand on south-facing slopes. Here, the team plants pinot noir (used for the red and rosé as well as sparkling wines), pinot blanc, chardonnay and bacchus, a relatively new grape variety perfectly suited to English viticulture, some of which has been planted there since 1987.
The Spirit of Chapel Down' spirits are packaged in an elegant, custom-made 70cl glass bottle which links back to the two production processes; distillation and winemaking. The bottom half of the bottle reflects a cut-glass crystal decanter and the frosted top half of the bottle denotes the classic shape of a wine bottle.
Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin brings together winemaking expertise with modern distillation techniques. Created using distilled Pinot Noir grape skins from the Chapel Down harvest and blended with English wheat spirit, this is a truly unique gin infused with juniper, coriander, dried red berries, rose buds, citrus fruits, rosehip, angelica and grains of paradise which brilliantly reflects the characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape variety.
Delicate aromas of red berries, perfectly balanced with a juniper led palate and citrus finish. This is so much more than just another 'pink' gin.
Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin is versatile in an array of classic serves and cocktails.