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English Sparkling red wine Red Kite Brut 2021


Red Kite 2021 will be available in September 2022 but only 400 bottles have been made. So if you enjoyed the 2018 vintage do consider ordering in advance.

Red Kite 2018 was a very exciting new sparkling red wine on limited release from Chet Valley Vineyard.  With an explosive bouquet of secondary fermentation evidenced on the mousse. The wine had great bubbles, aromas of cranberry and cherry, light tannins and a good length. This wine goes very well with Poultry and game. A great fun filled celebratory wine. The 2018 vintage of Red Kite was commended by IWC in 2021.

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SKU: Red-Kite-2018 Categories: ,

Wine type
Traditional method sparkling wine.

2021 vintage

Grape Varieties
Regent 100%



Residual Sugar

Handpicked whole bunch pressed, macerated for two days, fermented, held in vat one year. Secondary fermentation is undertaken in the bottle over two years.

Chet Valley Winery
Fourth-generation farmers son, John, also a qualified Chemist planted this plot in 2010 and built a new state-of-the-art winery in 2020. This wine is the first from these vines and the first to be produced in the new winery

Gentle undulation with East-West vine row direction allowing slow ripening. The land has some frost pockets is well-draining sandy loam changing to boulder clay (clay with chalk chip) at 1.4 metres depth. Can suffer from drought stress and nutrient leaching.

South Norfolk

Sandy Loam


Maritime, westerly wind, rain shadow of Atlantic damp air where the rain has fallen on the west country giving East Anglia more sunshine hours and less rain than the rest of the country. Top temp. 35C lowest temp.-5C

Training method
Double Guyot Vertical Cane positioning although sometimes spur pruning undertaken. Vines 10 years old

First week in October

Harvest method
Hand picked

Bottled within 18 months of picking to allow tannin maturity. The secondary fermentation in the bottle and laying down is for two years.

Tasting notes
Red Cherry and cranberry, some tannin and yeast influence, dry.Serve at 11C

Food pairings
Great with barbecue food, game or turkey.

Traditional method sparkling wine.

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