Ridgeview Wine Estate Cavendish Brut 2013
Vintage Sparkling Wine from England
- bubbly, sparkling & champagne
A rich golden colour with exceptionally fine bubbles. The nose is expressive with hints of red fruits. The Pinot dominance brings depth and complexity to the palate with a long-lasting finish, whilst the Chardonnay adds finesse and freshness.
The richness of the palate and the good acidity make Cavendish a great food wine. A wonderful accompaniment to seafood or canapes featuring duck or beetroot.
Ridgeview Wine Estate Winery
The Estate was founded by Christine and Michael Roberts in 1994. Four members of the Roberts’ family now continue to have leading roles in the business and are dedicated to creating world class sparkling wines in the South Downs of England. Following the traditional winemaking methods used by their neighbors in France, they have developed expert knowledge of producing sparkling wines in England.
Being just 88 miles north of Champagne with almost identical geology and climate, it is not surprising that Ridgeview wines are being compared by wine writers to those of the quintessential sparkling wine area. Just a little further North from Champagne is the South Downs of Sussex, the geological formation of which continues through to the east of France down to Champagne. Cool nights make it ideally suited for the growing of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for traditional method sparkling wines. The combination of chalk and clay in the Downland area of South East England bears an uncanny similarity to the Champagne region. Ridgeview Estate is just 1½ miles north of the highest point on the Sussex Downs - Ditchling Beacon. The whole estate runs to 30 acres (12 hectares). Ridgeview now has partnership vineyards across the South East of England totaling 170 acres who work together with Ridgeview to produce the finest quality fruit.
Ridgeview Estate is located on a low ridge of paludina limestone, on top of a sandstone bed. Sloping southwards towards the Downs and just seven miles from the sea, the winters are mild. The high hills to the south create a rain shadow, keeping the micro climate comparatively dry and positively hot in the summer. The cooler climate enables the grapes to retain high levels of natural acidity when they are fully ripe which is crucial to producing sparkling wines with fine flavors.
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An English sparkling wine to rave about- On a par with the excellent South Ridge 2008 Brut and the equal of top French - fine bubbles, good acidity and very pleasant. Better that most American sparkling wines. Drink for fun, to celebrate and a good match for most meals, not just desserts
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.