Introducing Kit’s Coty Estate Bacchus 2016 which Victuals is delighted to stock for its customers.
Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 was released following the success of it’s Kit’s Coty Chardonnay which won a Platinum Best In Class at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2016 and then the prestige cuvée Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée winning Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2017.
Kit’s Coty wines are offered in the UK’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, including La Gavroche, The Langham, Hand & Flowers, Sat Bains and Paris House. So it is particularly pleasing for Victuals to offer Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016.
The Kit’s Coty vineyard is located on the North Downs of Kent where the gently sloping lime-rich chalk soils and unique micro-climate produce wines of exceptional quality. No compromises are taken in employing the highest standards of viticulture and winemaking practices to maximize the potential of the wines.
Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 is produced from the finest parcels of Bacchus grapes at the Kit’s Coty vineyard in Kent. The grapes were harvested by hand in late September and then whole-bunch-pressed before undergoing wild fermentation in third and fourth use French Oak barrels for nine months in order to add richness and complexity to the wine.
Chapel Down Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, says, “This very ripe style of Bacchus has guava, melon and peach aromas with background oak influence. The palate is pure and focussed with more tropical flavours and an exceptional length.
I have a particular affinity with the Bacchus grape variety, owing to the fact it is so well suited to the English terroir coupled with its versatility in the wine styles it can produce.”
Mark Harvey, Chapel Down Managing Director, said “Our vision has always been to produce exceptional wines from the Kit’s Coty estate; to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in this country. Right from the start of this journey, when the first fruit from the Kit’s Coty vineyard was harvested in 2010, we knew this site was capable of excellence. We are thrilled with the results and are excited to now share these wines with the market and the growing number of pilgrims of Chapel Down!”
From a food-pairing perspective, the rich fruity flavours of the wine is a perfect partner to white crabmeat salads, asparagus risotto or lightly smoked fish.
Commencing this month (May 2019), Victuals will select an outstanding fine wine from its cellars for customers to appreciate and enjoy with lunch or dinner.
This months’ choice is a beautiful example of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2006 Domaine Saint Préfert Collection Charles Giraud.
This Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre. To enjoy this wine at its best it should be decanted ahead of consumption. So please let us know on arrival if you wish to order it.
Price is £80 for a 750ml (standard) bottle.
“It’s full-bodied and dense but not heavy, has medium+ acidity and medium tannin. Excellent length. A fascinating, cooler Châteauneuf-du-Pape with impeccable balance.”
“a Grenache Mourvedre blend with full body but not too heavy, beautifully perfumed with nose of dark fruit and cherry, and notes of liquorice & spice plus a little barnyard”
Victuals & Co are delighted to stock and highlight a selection of Kentish wines in its cellars for your enjoyment which are featured here.
White Wine – Standard 750ml Bottle
Biddenden Ortega 2016 (Ortega is a German grape developed from crossbreeding Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe).
Semi-aromatic on the nose, displays appealing fresh aromas of green apple, grapefruit, cut grass and flora, whilst the palate is medium bodied, crisp, characterful and deliciously fruity.
Biddeneden Bridge Ortega 2017
A lovely nose of soft apple blossom and gentle apricot. The palate is off-dry but deliciously fresh and easy to get along with. The apricot follows on from the nose and is combined with rounded citrus fruits – mainly subtle orange and lemon.
Chapel Down Bacchus 2017
A crisp, refreshing highly aromatic wine characterised by gooseberry and elderflower on the nose. The palate is fresh and zesty with flavours of nettle, kiwi and freshly cut grass leading to a crisp, dry finish.
Simpsons Roman Road Chardonnay 2017
A single vineyard wine created from Chardonnay grapes carefully selected for their maturity and concentration. The juice undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tanks before ageing for three months in French oak barrels. It displays aromas of white peach and lime, with clean, citrus flavours, smooth cashew nut on the palate and subtle hints of spice and vanilla.
Red Wine – Standard 750ml Bottle Biddenden Gribble Bridge Dornfelder 2017
Fresh raspberries and summer fruits abound in this refreshing, light red wine. Great with lightly spiced foods.
Sparkling Wine – Standard 750ml Bottle Simpsons Canterbury Rosé 2016
This delicately pink sparkling rosé hails from the sunny, sheltered slopes of Barham and captures the essence of English quality. With smooth hues of rose petal and strawberry sorbet, this rosé delivers a refined, crisp and creamy finish.
Biddenden Gribble Bridge Sparkling Rosé 2014
Produced solely from the Gamay grape, an off-dry sparkling rosé with blushing damask rose tones which come to life thanks to the inexhaustible stream of bubbles. The palate conjures up sweet summer fruit, think strawberry, raspberry & pear, with a half-squeeze of lemon.
We are now opening from 18.00 Wednesday to Saturday evening (previously 18.30) This offers two additional slots of 18.00 and 18.15 bookable via our online reservation system. Last table 20.30 Wednesday and Thursday, 21:00 Friday and 20:45 Saturday and 19:30 Sunday.
Please note that early tables between 18.00 and 19.00 may be limited to a maximum of two hours to allow later diners to reserve a table.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Kent based Simpsons English Wine Estate to introduce two amazing English wines to our customers.
Canterbury Rose Sparkling Rosé 2016
This fine English sparkling wine reflects the exquisite characteristics of their iconic, chalk terroir in the North Downs of Kent. This is the first sparkling wine to be released from the Simpsons’ outstanding inaugural harvest. Created from estate grown Pinot Noir grapes, this traditional method rosé is the essence of English taste and luxury. Delicately pink with a fine mousse and soft, rose petal and fresh strawberry sorbet nose, it has a creamy, rounded texture with crisp red berry flavours and a refined finish.
Roman Road Chardonnay 2017
The Simpsons’ Wine Estate Roman Road vineyard is situated on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs of Kent. Exuding a true sense of place, the Roman Road Chardonnay is elegant and linear, with a distinctive mineral quality that you would expect from fruit grown on these iconic chalk soils. Created from fruit carefully selected for its maturity and concentration, this single vineyard, still white wine displays aromas of honeysuckle and white melon, with smooth rich flavours of macadamia and vanilla pod.
Simpsons Wine Estate has 90 acres of vineyards situated on the sunny, sheltered slopes of the North Downs and anchored in the iconic, free-draining, chalky soils so highly revered in the world of sparkling wine. In 2016 a state-of-the-art winery was created in Barham in preparation for their first harvest and their elegant Glass House tasting room was completed during 2017, complete with a helter skelter slide.
Victuals & Co are delighted to have launched their new small plates ‘tasting menu’ on Wednesday 10 October 2018. These delicious, interesting small plates, influenced by local produce and season, are designed with flair and passion to share or hog!
The menu features vegetable, fish and meat and we recommend up to five dishes per person. Additional dishes can be ordered anytime if the surprise whets your appetite.
Along side our small plates we also offer daily specials such as fillet and rib eye steak.
This exquisite Spanish red wine comes from L’Empordà, a windswept, northern Catalan region bordering France. It consists of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Carignan. “Gresa” is the name given to the sandy-granitic soils the grapes are grown in.
A wonderful red wine – intense, smooth, voluminous and fruity, with polished, fresh and long tannins. Overall an elegant complex and well-balanced wine with a long finish.
Rated amongst the top 10 wines from the Empordà region.
New to Victuals & Co – especially for couples in love!
Celebrating a wedding anniversary? Want to propose? Special event? Or just looking for that extra privacy? If so, when booking a table for two ask for our ‘Lover’s Table’.
Tucked away upstairs above St George’s Passage and with views to the High Street and St Georges Church, our small private area offers the most exclusive area of privacy for two people to enjoy each other’s company and fine dining in our restaurant.
We were delighted to host a 40th birthday party in our private dining room.
Clare, who arranged the event with us asked us to post a photo and message:
“Please would you set up a sister Victuals & Co next to our houses!
My friends and I would not need to cook at the weekend ever again & we would have fun, friendly, hard working, informative & passionate foodies as our neighbours in Wilmington, Kent..failing that, we will have to bide our time & see you next time we venture down to Deal.
Clare & Co.”
What a wonderful way to end our summer season before heading off for our annual holidays.
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