Continuing with showcasing our fabulous local suppliers attending the CSPA's Artisan Tasting Evening on Friday 19th November.
Today it's the turn of Westwell Wines www.westwellwines.com
Westwell is located just beneath the Pilgrims' Way on the North Downs in Kent; a route used for centuries by pilgrims travelling to Canterbury.
Four different grape varieties are grown - Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Ortega. The estate boasts an ideal mix of climate, aspect and soil. There are six classified soil geologies and the varieties have been planted with these in mind.
Chardonnay is situated on shallower, chalky soils where flint proportions are highest and where it captures the evening sun best. The Pinots are on mixed sand / chalk soil, and the Ortega is planted in the sandiest, most sheltered spot of all to fully develop its fruit-forward, aromatic style.
All the wines are made on-site from fruit grown on the estate. This gives Westwell complete control of the full process and ensures an end product that they can be really proud of.
Their philosophy is simple: plant well, respect the soil and make great, honest wines from brilliant fruit.