Rathfinny can only be found in the finest establishments, from pioneering Michelin-starred restaurants to independently spirited wine merchants. These establishments are made up of inspiring masters in their field, from top chefs to sommeliers and vintners.
Let these passionate individuals, the Masters, take you on a journey to discover our new 2019 vintages.
MEET THE MASTERS
Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Blanc de Noirs
Proudly served by Sommelier Remi Cousins at Le Gavroche and Sommelier Maria at Da Terra, our signature Sussex Sparkling is made from 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier and has spent 36 months in bottle.
“The nose is charming and attractive. Lots of red fruits going on. From strawberry, raspberry, redcurrants to cherry griotte…The wine shows a stony minerality. The palate is really refreshing, with a sharp and clean acidity but as well a certain roundness in the mouth. A glass calls another.” Remi Cousins
Sommelier Remi Cousins, Le Gavroche
Two Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gavroche has proudly served Rathfinny since its first release. The restaurant however dates back to 1967 when it was the only French restaurant of its kind in London – offering the very best of classical French food with the highest standards of cooking and service. It has become a London institution maintaining the excellence for which it has always been famous. Set to close in 2024, the restaurant’s legacy and name will live on.
Maria and Rafael, Da Terra
Da Terra opened in January 2019 and after 8 months of hard work and dedication, Da Terra Gained its first Michelin star. Following a very eventful 2020, they were then awarded a second star in the Michelin Guide of 2021. Da Terra offers exceptional blind tasting menus lead by Chef and Owner Rafael with perfectly matched wines pairings recommended by Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer Maria, such as Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs.
Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Rosé
Proudly served at Michelin-Starred restaurant, Woven by Adam Smith, our expressive Sussex Sparkling, is made from 60% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier. Rose gold in colour, the delicate fine bubbles yield a creamy palate of clementines and kumquats, that give way to raspberries and strawberries, with a cleansing quince finish. Pair with Asian flavours such as Thai chilli crab and duck and ginger spring rolls or berry-based like a strawberry soufflé and cranberry trifle.
Executive Chef Adam Smith, Coworth Park
Culinary genius Adam Smith is executive Head Chef at Woven by Adam Smith. Set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside this Michelin-starred restaurant is a tribute to exceptional British produce and the stories behind each ingredient. Adam perfectly pairs our new Rosé 2019 with a Cornish Crab dish with preserved radish, nashi pear and a Thai green sauce.
Owner, Hayley Try Carreira, The Drop
Stylish wine bar and shop, The Drop, has cemented itself as one of the best wine bars and shops in London. You can spend some time browsing their impressive wine collection including Rathfinny, hand-selected by Hayley. Take a bottle home for a night in or choose a seat at one of their tables and enjoy a relaxed drink with some friendly company.
About the 2019 Vintage
The 2019 growing season started early. We experienced record breaking temperatures during late July and a very warm August, but a wet end to September and October. Whilst harvest was soggy, the fruit prevailed and produced some lovely wines that pay homage to the long hot summer.
New 2019 vintages
Our low-intervention, Traditional Method, Vintage Sussex Sparkling wines are a true expression of our terroir. Produced from hand-harvested grapes that are whole-bunch pressed and patiently matured, on lees and in bottle to develop rich, autolytic notes, with a low dosage that emphasises the purity of our fruit. We aim to preserve the wonderful natural flavours of the grapes with as little intervention as possible.