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Chapel Down introduce two new wines

Kent winery Chapel Down is launching 2 new wines. A limited edition sparkling wine to mark the Royal Wedding this month and a Malbec which will go on sale in 2012.

The sparkling wine, named The Union, is a Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2006 produced by the winery in Tenterden, Kent with grapes sourced from across the South East of England. Only 2011 bottles will be produced by the winery.

The Malbec on the other hand uses old vine Malbec grapes grown in Mendoza. Some 2100 kilos of grapes have been picked, packed in chilled 8kg boxes for the transatlantic flight from Buenos Aires to Heathrow. The grapes will then be vinified at Chapel Down in England.

The as yet un-named Malbec is a joint venture between The Gaucho Restaurant Group and Chapel Down. The grapes come from one of Gaucho's own vineyards. About 2000 bottles only will be released to tie in with World Malbec Day on April 17th 2012 and will be sold via Chapel Down and in Gaucho Restaurants.