“Family grape growers are by far my favourite. So much personality, hard work and passion as a foundation, with a result of exceptional quality.”
AN IDEAL GEOLOGICAL LOCATION
The elegance of RAIMES English Sparkling starts to happen on the south facing slopes of our Hampshire vineyard. Here the chalk substratum is shared with that of the best vineyards in Champagne. The chalk lends a particular minerality that helps to achieve a delicate balance of ripeness, acidity and berry aroma.
England is a little cooler and the impact of chalk soil can really be enjoyed in the wines. The longer season allows grapes time to ripen and develop flavours into the Autumn.
RAIMES English Sparkling is blended from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Our grapes are handpicked selecting the ripest and best quality. They are then taken to the winery and pressed within a few hours very gently. Wines are made in the traditional method using only grapes grown by the Raimes family.