This is a limited release Blancs de Blanc 2016 with a fresh and exciting expression of Ridgeview's most distinguished, single estate sparkling wine. Only ever made in most successful years, with a limited number of bottles available, this latest release of the vineyard's flagship sparkling wine beautifully captures both the unique story of the year in the vineyard and a wealth of dedicated craftsmanship since.
Made a 100% from the best Chardonnay grapes, grown here in Sussex in 2016, it is the perfect expression of the English viticulture and world-leading winemaking. Each bottle spends at least four years on lees to bring the full depth of complexity, it truly is an exquisite sparkling wine worthy of the greatest of celebrations.
On the palate it is full and ripe with citrus notes and tropical tones of lychee and pineapple. Offering complexity and a balanced texture backed by hazelnut, toasted brioche, honey and a gentle hint of spice. A rich gold colour with fine persistent bubbles and an elegant mousse.
Delicious as an aperitif, it is also a great match for seafood, shellfish and perfect with oysters.For an interesting twist, try Director of Winemaking, Simon Robert’s suggestion of Thai food and Asian flavours. The hint of spice, salinity and umami notes make for an an exciting pairing.