Celebrate in style with this superb bubbly from an English estate that won the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s ‘World Wide Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine’. Even Her Majesty popped open a few bottles of Cuvée Merret at her birthday bash!
"A noble fizz. Surely one of the best English sparkling wines – lightly toasty and with good depth"
Online Review For the 2012 vintage
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 the property, but the family is having none of it. They named this wine after an 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.
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If you like South Ridge Cuvée Merret Brut 2014 but fancy trying something new, here's what our wine team recommend
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Exquisite vintage fizz with Champagne beating pedigree, raised in the vineyard here at our Theale HQ
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Awards and Accolades
Silver, International Wine Challenge, 2018
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
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