Raimes English Sparkling is another producer that comes from the hands of a husband and wife team. Augusta and Robert Raimes have certainly made an impression with their Blanc de Noirs, which is now in its third vintage.
The 2015 is a blend of 69% Pinot Noir and 31% Pinot Meunier, and commands attention with its delightful nose of raspberry, red apple and subtle hints of toasted nuts and spice.
The palate is bright and crisp up front, with tangy cranberry and red currant notes, while ripe orchard fruit flavours and a fine mousse add structure and elegance.
Broad, with lovely concentrated fruit flavours of red apple, raspberry and redcurrant.
Rich on the ripe orchard fruit flavours with a decadently creamy, soft mousse.
Interweaving flavours of redcurrant tang with hints of mineral, lemon zest and spice.
A superb first release from Raimes, a rounded Blanc de Noir with hints of spice and red fruit.