Cradle Valley Pinot Noir Précoce 2023



Introducing our Cradle Valley Pinot Noir Précoce 2023 from Rathfinny’s still wine sister label. Our Cradle Valley collection is usually sold exclusively on our Estate, but we’re pleased to offer this new release online for a limited time so you can enjoy a bottle wherever you are in the UK.

Additional information

Single & Case Options

1 Bottle, 3 Bottle Case, 6 Bottle Case, 12 Bottle Case

Our Cradle Valley collection expresses the character of our family Estate in Sussex, made with methods that are kind to our land, people, community and wider environment.

Cradle Valley 2023 Close Up

Tasting Note

A plum cherry red appearance and a bright, crunchy nose of red summer fruits, cherry and herbal notes, translating to raspberry and wild strawberry on the palate. The finish shows sweet fine tannins and a hint of cranberry.


Sussex Cheese and Charcuterie

Food Match

Match with light game, poultry, salads, light fresh pasta dishes and Sussex charcuterie or cheeses. We’ve recently been enjoying pairing the Pinot Noir Précoce with beef tartare in the Tasting Room.

The 2023 Vintage

The very warm spring of 2023 gave way to a wet summer, but a warm late summer period pulled through and yielded a sizeable harvest of ripe grapes.

Rathfinny Estate Landscape July

About Cradle Valley

Rathfinny Estate is located in the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Southern England. It occupies the main part of the Cradle Valley, on a south-facing slope close to the iconic Cuckmere Valley, just three miles from the sea and the famous Seven Sisters cliffs.

Seven Sisters cliffs
Technical Notes

Cradle Valley Pinot Noir Précoce 2023

Release date
July 2024
98% Pinot Noir Précoce, 2% Pinot Noir
Inoculated with commercial yeast and fermented in French oak and stainless steel.
Malolactic Fermentation
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