The Bijou wine team are incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Ridgeview English sparkling wines. We are delighted to introduce to you, what we believe to be the most elegant, refreshing and delicious English sparkling wine available.
Founded in 1995, Ridgeview is a family owned company dedicated to the production of the highest quality English sparkling wine, nestled at the foot of the picturesque South Downs in the village of Ditchling, Sussex. Throughout their twenty-year history Ridgeview have won an impressive collection of international accolades and Ridgeview has been served by Her Majesty the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, state banquets at Buckingham Palace. Ridgeview is also the official sparkling wine of No.10 Downing Street. Ridgeview Bloomsbury is currently rated at 91 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Spectator, such heady heights above 90 points normally being reserved only for the most famous of vintage Champagnes.
Ridgeview continue to develop as pioneers within the English wine industry with the reputation of producing the best quality sparkling wine England has to offer. Their dedication, passion and determination have significantly contributed to their now international reputation and popularity. It is this same dedication that allows Bijou, at last, to offer an English sparkling wine of the highest quality, with consistency and reliability in mind too.
Chosen for the unique geology and cool climate conditions near the South Downs of England Ridgeview were one of the first wineries in England to focus solely on the production of sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (the classic Champagne trio). With meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, they are producing fruit of excellent ripeness and wonderful natural acidity, which is perfect for sparkling wine.
Ridgeview’s stunning signature blend. Chardonnay dominant, supported by the fullness of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is characterised by a light gold colour with a fine persistant mousse. Clean, crisp pear and white peach aromoas are balanced by gentle honey notes.
An excellent aperitif and accompaniment to wedding canapés and, of course, the ultimate statement toast drink at your wedding; “this is the finest English sparkling wine available and we accept nothing less!”