Ridgeview is one of the top dogs in the UK sparkling wine scene. They have also won numerous awards. We tasted the top names (including Nytimber) over a few years and found them to be THE BEST. Their sparkling wines are clearly world class.
An elegant, pale gold with silvery highlights in the glass. The nose has classic lemon zest aromas alongside vintage-specific notes of peach, lychee and pineapple. The generous fruit on the nose and palate is balanced by a complex hazelnut and toasted brioche character. The palate offers a ripe, rounded body to compliment the bright acidity and elegant mousse. There is a saline minerality that lingers long on the finely-balanced finish. Very limited!
AWARDS: International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) - GOLD
Having judged on IWSC, we know it's really hard to get GOLD. So that say's alot about this wine!
For those who are new to sparkling wines from the UK, you will be surprised to know that climate change in the last 10 to 15 years have allowed them to make very good to outstanding sparkling wines. Yes, it used to be too cold even to grow grapes for sparkling wines. In terms of geology, South of England has similar chalk and limestone content of varying degrees compared to Champagne region.