Celebrate with this superb bubbly from an English estate that won the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s ‘Worldwide Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine’ three times! Even Her Majesty popped open a few bottles of Cuvée Merret at her birthday bash!
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Beyond the Label
Crisp, citrusy, nectarine fruit with toasty, yeasty notes
Citrus fruit with a hint of melon and honey, toastiness
Mike Roberts founded Ridgeview Estate in 1994 with the aim of creating world class sparkling wines on the South Downs. He chose the site because its soil is the exact same chalk/clay mix as found in Champagne, and the climate is similar too – perfectly suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Such has been their success that several big Champagne houses have made overtures to buy Ridgeview and Taittinger have bought land nearby. They named this wine after the Englishman, Christopher Merret, who discovered the process of making traditional method sparkling wines some decades before the Champenois, presenting his findings to London’s Royal Society in 1662! Delicate bubbles, fabulous flavour, this sparkler is delicious on its own or with canapés.
"Simply the best. Since we found South Ridge Cuvee Merret we no longer buy French Champagne"
5-Star Online Review For the 2015 vintage