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Ridgeview

Blanc de Noirs

    • Description :

      The ripest Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are selected for this wine, much of it sourced from the Ridgeview vineyard. Under 1000 cases were made of this wine.
      Whole-bunch pressed to limited pressure, which gives a low yield of 62% volume to weight. A natural cold settling takes places without the use of enzymes. Fermentation at a moderate temperature of 16-18 C in stainless steel using natural yeast. Malolactic fermentation is carried out.

      Grape varieties :

      68% Pinot Noir and 32% Pinot Meunier

      Altitude :

      5m - 65m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      Between 8 and 22 years old

      Exposure :

      South & Southeast

      Soil :

      Clay & Limestone, Flint & Loam

      Dosage at disgorgement :

      8g/L

      Bottle fermentation on the lees :

      30 to 36 months

      Alcohol :

      12.5%

      Tasting notes :

      A deep golden colour with a persistent fine stream of bubbles. Rich, earthy red fruit aromas are followed by a complex toasted palate. The finish is long-lasting and beautifully balanced. The rich earthy character of this wine complements dishes including light game meats or canap├ęs featuring mushrooms or lamb.

Press Notes

  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2013
      91 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2014
      93 points
    • 2013
      92 points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    • 2014
      94 points
    • 2013
      91 points
    • 2010
      92 points
  • Wine & Spirits
    • 2014
      92 points
    • 2013
      93 points
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