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. A fuller, more red fruited style. The richness of the palate and the good acidity make for a great food wine.
This is Ridgeview's Traditional Blend and the Cavendish is dominantly Pinot Noir and Meunier with Chardonnay supporting.
Blend : 43% Pinot Noir - 29% Pinot Meunier - 28% Chardonnay
Serve with : seafood or canapés featuring duck or beetroot.
UKVA Wine of the Year Competition 2002, 2008, 2009 - Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009, 2011 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2008, 2011 -Silver
'Turn your attention to the delights of English Fizz, such as Ridgeview's fine Cuvée Merret Cavendish, whose creamy full-flavoured mousse and energisingly tangy acidity tastes as good as the real thing." - Anthony Rose, The Independent
'Here's one of England's finest fizzes, with lovely freshness, lemony acidity and a bit of toasty richness. Quite complex and brilliantly balanced, this would convert any sceptic.' -Jamie Goode, Daily Express