Ridgeview's traditional blend, Cavendish, is rich and golden in colour with exceptionally fine bubbles. The nose is expressive with hints of red fruits. The Pinot Noir dominated blend brings depth and complexity, whilst the Chardonnay adds finesse and freshness.
Blank Bottle Give & Take (South Africa) - £22.50
This is the result of Butlers Wine Cellar's first project with Pieter Walser, it is a wine unique to them with their own label (Pieters drawing of Brighton's iconic West pier). This is Pinot Blanc from the Stellenbosch region, which has been aged in oak for one year to give texture. The sulphur addition is tiny, and the wine is vegan. Pieter swapped some Semillon grapes for his Pinot Blanc, because the wine maker wasn't allowed to sell them to him, hence 'Give and Take". The wine is opulent, food friendly, complex, rich and savoury.
Only 330 bottles made
Allende Rioja Blanco (Spain) - £26.49
From a top Spanish producer, this is superb! This wine has an excellent balance between ripe, fruity notes, and the fresh acidity and structure. It has been fermented in French oak, then spent seven months on lees, before spending a further seven months in barrel, which adds a generous, slightly creamy texture. This richness is perfectly complemented by crisp notes of pink grapefruit, white nectarine and jasmine. A lovely, complex wine.
Au Bon Climat Wild Boy Chardonnay (California) - £27.95
ABC, as the producer is more commonly referred to, has won universal acclaim for its wines thanks to owner and winemaker Jim 'Wild Boy' Clendenen. Jim regards Burgundy as the benchmark to which he should aspire; he purchases clones of Pinot Noir from Burgundy in a bid to replicate as closely as possible the restraint and finesse of the wines from the region.
This white wine is full of ripe, tropical fruit, popcorn, sweetcorn, vanilla, but with a clean, mineral elegance running through it keeping it refreshing, well balanced and an amazing food wine. Try it with lobster, crab, roast chicken or turkey. It's absolutely wonderful!
Orgo Saperavi (Georgia) - £20.99
Orgo is a small family-owned winery that produces high quality wines made in traditional qvevri vessels (clay amphora) for vinification and maturation. The winery is run by Temuri Dakishvili, the Dakishvili family’s fourth generation winemaker. His father, Giorgi, is credited as one of the most skilled and influential winemakers in Georgia.
This is a food driven red with notes of sour cherry, pomegranate, black currant, chocolate and spice with good viscosity, body and warm integrated tannin.
Blank Bottle Gothus (South Africa) - £22.50
The second collaboration between wine maker Pieter walser and Butlers Wine Cellar. Another one off bottling and bespoke labelling (named after Butlers manager who is a vampire). This is 100% Pinotage, aged in oak for a year. This wine will convert you to Pinotage, it is so drinkable. It is packed full of vibrant berry fruits, it is velvety smooth, with a long, fine finish.
Total - £150.00