Putting their soul focus into growing the classic Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay is the main aim at Raimes and they’re able to achieve excellent results in the vineyard because of the unique little sunny pocket in the South Downs.
A modest site of 10 acres was originally planted in 2011 in Alresford, Hampshire with the desire to grow the ripest grapes in order to produce the best sparkling wines.
They train the vines in the classic cane pruned double Guyot system in sun soaked south facing Hampshire slopes. Maintaining the integrity of their soil is vital at Raimes and reflecting this in their wines is key. Situated on the well drained, chalk soils of the region gives ideal conditions for the vines enabling them to make the most of our long growing season and drawing a flavour profile reflecting their soils.