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Two new sparkling wines at Devon's Lyme Bay

Lyme Bay Winery has introduced two sparkling wines into its portfolio, which it claims meets the growing demand nationwide for sparkling wine.

Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs and Sparkling Rosé join existing products, Classic Cuvée and Brut Reserve in the Devon based winery's portfolio.

Commenting on the sparkling portfolio James Lambert, managing director of Lyme Bay Winery, says: "We’ve had an incredible response to our Classic Cuvée and Brut Reserve and the introduction of these two new sparkling wines is an exciting step forward for Lyme Bay. The wines will be available to try on our stand C20 at this year’s London Wine Fair in May.”

Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs is made using 100% Pinot Noir grapes. The Pinot Noir was picked from the Southcote Estate in East Devon on 2 October 2014, which is relatively early for English Pinot Noir, but 2014 was a warm and dry growing season. 

Lyme Bay Sparkling Rosé is made by the assemblage method, blending a small portion of Pinot Noir red wine with Lyme Bay’s Blanc de Noir cuvée base wine. The red wine was produced from a small parcel of ripe Burgundy clone Pinot Noir. During fermentation it received either délestage or pigeage twice daily.

Lyme Bay wines are available to purchase online at and from independent retailers and farm shops. They are also available to the on-trade. Lyme Bar Sparkling Rosé and Blanc de Noirs have an RRP of £24.50.

27 April 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor