Rathfinny 2018 Classic Cuvée

£30.50£335.50

£30.50£335.50

For a limited time, enjoy your twelfth bottle on the house when you purchase a twelve bottle case. Was £366, now £335.50.

Rathfinny 2018 Classic Cuvée is the third vintage of our classic, ‘house-style’ Sussex Sparkling, made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate.

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

Additional information

Release Date

February 2022

Blend

50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier

Lees Ageing

36 months

Fermentation

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

PH

3.10

TA

6.6g/l

Dosage

5g/L

Malolactic Fermentation

100%

Fining Agent

Isinglass

ABV

12%

Single & Case Options

Single Bottle No Gift Box, Single Bottle & Gift Box, 3 Bottle Case, 6 Bottle Case, 12 Bottle Case

OUR CLASSIC SUSSEX SPARKLING

“It’s the winery’s best release yet.” Susy Atkins for Decanter

Rathfinny Classic Cuvee Christmas Party Preparations

FOOD PAIRING

Our Classic Cuvée is a versatile food-matcher. This vintage is perfectly paired with the fresh flavours of linguini with clams and fennel right through to duck prosciutto and ham hock terrine.

The Cadogan Afternoon Tea with Rathfinny Sparkling Wine

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Rathfinny 2018 Classic Cuvée & afternoon tea served at The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel.

Baked Orkney Scallop, Almond Butter, Apple & Sorrel

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Rathfinny 2018 & Baked Orkney Scallop, Almond Butter, Apple & Sorrel served at Bentley's Oyster Bar.

“This wine – the third release and from one of the best vintages of the decade – really shows what the estate is capable of: a pinot-dominated blend, exuding poise and finesse, with finely chiselled flavours of citrus, apricots and hints of cream. Complete class in a glass.” Terry Kirby, The Independent 

2018 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.

 

“An exceptional sparkling wine.”  Will Lyons – The Times

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Product Sheet

CLASSIC CUVÉE 2018

RELEASE DATE.
February 2022
BLEND.
50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier
LEES AGEING.
30 months
FERMENTATION.
Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C
PH.
3.10
TA.
6.6g/L
DOSAGE
5g/L
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION
100%
FINING AGENT
Isinglass
ABV.
12%
TASTING NOTE.
A buttermilk golden hue beckons in a nose of ginger-dusted white plums on cinnamon toast, a rich palate of white apricot and creme patissiere with nuances of preserved Meyer lemon on the finish.
FOOD MATCH.
A superbly versatile foil to the fresh flavours of linguini with clams and fennel right through to duck prosciutto and ham hock terrine.
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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