As the fifth generation of their family to farm their land in Alresford, Augusta and Robert Raimes have just released the fourth vintage of their incredibly well-received Blanc de Noirs.
This is a blend of 52% Pinot Meunier and 48% Pinot Noir, and those red berry characteristics shout through in an evocative nose of redcurrant, cherry and spiced ginger biscuit.
The palate is broad, with lovely concentrated fruit flavours of red apple, raspberry and redcurrant. There’s a very welcoming depth to the flavour profile, lifted by crisp pink grapefruit freshness and just a hint of spice on the finish.
Bright and crisp up front, with tangy cranberry and red currant notes, ripe orchard fruit flavours and a fine mousse.
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.