Raimes Classic 2015

£32.49

12.0% ABV
Vibrating, fresh core with lemon verbena, Asian pear, chalky minerality; amazing drive and energy

The elegance of RAIMES English Sparkling starts to happen on the south-facing slopes of its Hampshire vineyard. Here the chalk substratum lends a particular minerality that helps to achieve a delicate balance of ripeness, acidity and berry aroma. Wines are made in the traditional method using only grapes grown by the Raimes family. The 2015 Classic is a carefully selected blend of the three classic varieties: 55% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Noir and 28% Pinot Meunier, bottle-fermented in the traditional method. The wine is partially fermented and aged in barrels, helping produce a soft, fine mousse. It has great minerality, fresh citrus characteristics and a hint of stone fruits filling out the profile. A super-long finish.

www.jancisrobinson.com tasting note: “Elegant nose. Lemon-leaf perfume. Zesty, lemony, bright, bracing and tap dancing. This is delicious. Just a hint of honeyed richness under all that sharply pressed English acidity. White currants and mint and tarragon. Long and slender. Comes together beautifully. 17/20” (Tamlyn Currin)

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Additional information

ABV

12.0%

Drink to

2022

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Drink Type

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Oak

Light

Sweetness

Brut

Region

Vegan?

Yes

Volume

75cl

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