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I feel very fortunate to be a winemaker in England. The industry here is still in its infancy compared to other more established regions and so with every vintage we discover more about our terroir.Josh Donaghay-Spire - Winemaker
When Josh Donaghay-Spire first started studying wine at the WSET he was amazed by the amount of complex chemistry behind it.
The more he learnt, the more he realised how much he didn't know. He found it very inspiring and his thirst for knowledge grew as he was getting dipper into his studies..
As a winemaker, he believes it is fundamental to understand the vineyards and the chemistry of the fruit and wines.
Freshness and vibrancy are key features he looks for in wines and Josh finds that English fruit really delivers on this, whether it be unique aromatic white wines, classic fizz, or a twist on a rich Chablis-esque Chardonnay.
Chapel Down Chardonnay, unoaked to retain freshness, has aromas of apple, pear and tropical fruit.The palate has flavours of pineapple, melon and citrus leading to the long fresh finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or an ideal partner to shellfish.