A Chardonnay dominant blend which is supported by the fullness of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
A light gold colour with a fine persistant mousse. Citrus fruit aromas and a hint of melon and honey. Chardonnay dominance brings finesse, along with crisp fruit freshness and toasty notes. The two Pinot’s add depth and character. A beautifully balanced finish. Will age gracefully over time as the Chardonnay matures.
Drink now or age for two to three years.
An excellent aperitif as well as a great accompaniment to shell fish. The crispness makes it ideal with oily fish such as salmon and smoked trout. It would be difficult to beat a glass of Bloomsbury alongside a refreshing sorbet.
Best Sparkling Wine - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2005
Wine of the Year - UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2000
Wine of the Year - South East Vineyards Competition 2007
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2005
UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2000, 2004, 2007 & 2008
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
International Wine Challenge 2002, 2007 & 2008
Effervescents du Monde (France) 2005
UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2001, 2005, 2009 & 2010
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"Subtle, dry and wonderfully zesty with real finesse and sophisticated length. Delicious and serious."
Jancis Robinson MW, Financial Times
“Very fine fizz, worth every penny. It’s decidedly champagne-like, with a rich, creamy texture, good depth of flavour, and crisp, tiny bubbles."
Suzy Atkins, The Telegraph, May 2008
"If you want to see what all the sparkling wine fuss is about, crack open the Ridgeview Merret Bloomsbury whose clean, appley, nutty, lemony palate is summer in a glass."
Jane MacQuitty, The Times, July 2007
“If you haven't yet tasted English sparkling wine, grab a bottle of this stuff and marvel. This is a terrific example which offers world class elegance, finesse and quality - vintage sparkling wine at an unbeatable price. Lively and lovely."
Olly Smith, Waitrose Review, January 2006