Blanc de Blancs £45.00

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs £45.00

Ridgeview's Blanc de Blancs

Blend

100% single estate Chardonnay from our original vineyard.

Tasting Note

A delicate pale gold with silvery highlights, persistent bubbles giving an exceptional mousse. The bouquet is subtle with suggestions of honey and a brioche which will become more noticeable with ageing. A refreshing palate with crisp minerality, alongside citrus and white tropical fruits. A beautifully balanced finish that lingers on.

Ageing

Drink now or age for three to four years.

Serving Suggestions

The ideal apéritif. A great match for light canapés, shellfish or perfect with oysters.

Awards

TROPHIES

Regional Trophy  - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

World’s Best Sparkling Wine - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

Wine of the Year - UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2002

Wine of the Year - South East Vineyards Competition 2004

GOLD

Decanter World Wine Awards 2010, 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013


SILVER

Chardonnay du Monde (France) 2010, 2011, 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007, 2009 

Decanter World Wine Awards 2009, 2012, 2013

International Wine Challenge 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 

UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012

Quotes

“Lemony, floral nose which is elegant, discreet, biscuit and youthful. Refined and refreshing on the palate, with lemon rind, vivacious acidity, minerality, precision of flavour and plenty of elan. Stunning."
Steven Spurrier, Decanter

“Cream, brioche, apple crumble, lemon sherbet, a little flint character. Pin-cushion mousse, really soft and refined with good core concentration and very lengthy finish. Light grassy herbaceous tones add a little complexity, and this has good potential for some years in bottle.”
Jancis Robinson

“The pick of the bunch, a 100% Chardonnay that shows classic aromas of fresh-baked bread, citrus and white flowers. The acidity is incisive, but pleasantly balanced by the depth of the fruit and the dosage. The finish ends on a long note of pithy white grapefruit."
Natasha Hughes, Harpers Wine & Spirit

Wow! So much zing, so much complexity, I'm thrilled this is grown and made in Sussex. It's stellar fizz with brisk citrus flavours and world-class complexity."
Olly Smith 

Price per bottle: £45.00

 

Quantity:

(32 available)

"Would I admit to my French friends (who make such glorious wine) how often I drink English these days? Yes. Proudly."

Hugh Johnson

" Here’s one of England’s finest fizzes, with lovely freshness, lemony acidity and a bit of toasty richness. Quite complex and brilliantly balanced, this would convert any sceptic."

Jamie Goode

"… Today’s king of fizz is Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate."

Anthony Rose

"England's vinous glory: fizz made in the image of champagne.  Alluring and zesty - a sort of rustic Bollinger."

Jancis Robinson

"If the Champenois get to taste this ...They will be booking their seats on the Eurostar."

Tim Atkin

"Thank you for a wonderful visit and a sensational tasting. I greatly enjoyed visiting Ridgeview and tasting your delicious wines.  Many congratulations for your great work."

Gerard Basset