Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella are behind Bride Valley, located in West Dorset. Steven, while running Les Caves de la Madeleine and L'Academie du Vin in Paris in the 1980s, had soil (chalky) samples from Arabella's 80 hectare estate tested and the results came back: "very similar to Champagne". This is not surprising because the village of Kimmeridge is just 24 miles as the crow flies from Bride Valley. After two decades and three visits from Boisset's sparkling wine expert, Georges Legrand, vines were planted on the best sites in the bowl of the amphitheatre-like estate. Three hectares were planted in 2009, rising to a total of 10 hectares in 2013 when planting was completed.
€53.952014 was a wonderful year for English Sparkling Wine. The second warmest in 100 years resulted in an early, even budbreak. Throughout June and July, conditions were warm and sunny which was ideal for flowering and fruit set. August was cooler and wetter, but September and October were dry and temperatures climbed again. This long, warm autumn gave near perfect conditions to ripen the grapes, resulting in excellent sugar and acidity and creating the perfect fruit for a vibrant and deeply satisfying vintage. Learn More
€64.95A very pretty wine with an elegant charm. Pale blush in colour with delicate bubbles in the glass. The fruit characteristics show beautifully with aromas of raspberry and mixed red berries from Pinot Noir and a hint of citrus and structure from the Chardonnay.