Rathfinny 2018 Blanc de Noirs

£40.50£121.50

£40.50£121.50

Rathfinny 2018 Blanc de Noirs is the fourth vintage of our signature Sussex Sparkling, made from predominantly Pinot Noir grapes, grown and hand-harvested on the Estate.

Due to a limited production, only three bottles available per customer.

Gift boxes available on 75cl single bottles of Sussex Sparkling for extra special presentation. Additional £2.50 charge.

Additional information

Release Date

May 2022

Blend

85% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier

Lees Ageing

30 months

Fermentation

Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C

PH

3.11

TA

6.2g/l

Dosage

3.5g/l

Malolactic Fermentation

100%

Fining Agent

Isinglass

ABV

12%

Single & Case Options

2x 75cl Bottles, 3x 75cl Bottles, 75cl Bottle No Gift Box, 75cl Bottle With Gift Box, Sussex Sparkling Case (12 x 75cl), Sussex Sparkling Case (6 x 75cl)

Our Signature Sussex Sparkling

“Our Blanc de Noirs is the wine Sarah and I set out to produce at Rathfinny. It’s our signature wine, a wonderful blend of predominantly Pinot Noir with a small quantity of Pinot Meunier.” Mark Driver, Co-owner of Rathfinny

2018 Blanc de Noirs Group of Friends at The Gallivant

Tasting Note

Translucent saffron in colour, delivering an expressive nose of mulberry and almond blossom, a mouth-filling perlage of baked blueberry and russet pear, giving way to a lively clementine finish.

Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs

FOOD PAIRING

We believe our Sussex Sparkling is best experienced when accompanied by the finest food, whether in the worlds best restaurants or at home with friends and family.

This delightfully fruity style matches beautifully with intensely umami-sweet flavours delivered by steamed barbecue pork buns, crispy duck with hoisin sauce or Japanese Nimono dishes.

Beef tartare, young pine cones, smoked ponzu, pickled shimeji and egg yolk purée with Blanc de Noirs 2018

RATHFINNY &

Rathfinny 2018 Blanc de Noirs & beef tartare, young pine cones, smoked ponzu, pickled shimeji and egg yolk purée served at The Tasting Room.

Blanc de Noirs 2017 Bentley's Oyster Bar

RATHFINNY &

Rathfinny 2017 Blanc de Noirs & Roast Sea Bass, English Asparagus, Wild Garlic & Hazelnut served at Bentley's Oyster Bar.

Vintage

Often referred to as the vintage of the decade, 2018 was one of the warmest summers on record. A mini heatwave developed from April onwards, bringing on early flowering and the dry weather promoted good fruit set. New temperature records were set in July and August and despite heavy rain in early September, the weather during harvest in October was very favourable and we picked very clean fruit with an ideal balance of sugars and acidity for our Sussex Sparkling wines.

“Liquorice nose. It’s hard to believe the dosage is so low, because the ripeness and roundness of fruit on this wine is exceptional. Pin-point-fine bubbles snap the lemon and blueberry fruit into taut lines. There’s a cool stoniness, like mossy concrete; an almost imperceptible peppery nuttiness; and then the wine momentarily widens into sweet pear before narrowing into a piercing finish.” Tamlyn Currin for jancisrobinson.com

Seven Sisters cliffs
Product Sheet

2018 Blanc de Noirs

Release Date.
May 2022
Blend.
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
Lees Ageing.
30 months
Fermentation.
Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C
PH.
3.11
TA.
6.2g/L
Dosage.
3.5g/L
Malolactic Fermentation.
100%
Fining Agent.
Isinglass
ABV.
12%
Tasting Note.
Translucent saffron in colour, delivering an expressive nose of mulberry and almond blossom, a mouth-filling perlage of baked blueberry and russet pear, giving way to a lively clementine finish.
Food Match.
This delightfully fruity style matches beautifully with intensely umami-sweet flavours delivered by steamed barbecue pork buns, crispy duck with hoisin sauce or Japanese Nimono dishes.
Vintage.
Often referred to as the vintage of the decade, 2018 was one of the warmest summers on record. A mini heatwave developed from April onwards, bringing on early flowering and the dry weather promoted good fruit set. New temperature records were set in July and August and despite heavy rain in early September, the weather during harvest in October was very favourable and we picked very clean fruit with an ideal balance of sugars and acidity for our Sussex sparkling wines.
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