Our elegant Sussex Sparkling

Blanc de Blancs

2016 Blanc de Blancs

Rathfinny Blanc de Blancs 2016 is the second vintage of our popular Sussex Sparkling wine, produced from a blend of predominately Burgundy clones of Chardonnay, which are hand-harvested and the wine is aged for 36 months in the bottle.

At Rathfinny we believe every vintage produces Sussex Sparkling wine that is a true expression of the year. An insight into a unique year on our single site Vineyard in Sussex.

This is all about precision… This is chiselled and focused, but not austere. High in acid, but in balance. Really impressive: one of England’s finest, and still so early on in the life of the vineyard. 93/100 – Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com

Rathfinny Blanc de Blancs

Food Pairing

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

This delicate sparkling pairs as seamlessly with the purity of ultra-fresh crab and abalone dishes, as it does with the showstopping richness of a twice-baked cheese soufflé.

Rathfinny 2016 and Oysters Dalloway Terrace


Rathfinny 2016 Blanc de Blancs & Jersey Rock Oysters as served at The Dalloway Terrace in London's Bloomsbury.

Blanc de Blancs

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Rathfinny 2016 Blanc de Blancs & Scottish Langoustines in a Light Butter Sauce with Celeriac and Carrots at Le Gavroche

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2017 Vintage

New Release

Discover our new 2017 Blanc de Blancs, a limited production of just 9,333 bottles.

With a luminous, flaxen-gold hue leading to a heady nose of ripe papaya and creamy lemon balm, you’ll notice a refined beading of white peach and fennel pollen with a silken, yuzu zest finish.

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Product Sheet

2017 Blanc de Blancs

Release Date.
May 2021
100% Chardonnay
Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C
Fining Agent.
Tasting Note.
A luminous, flaxen-gold hue leads to a heady nose of ripe papaya and creamy lemon balm, a refined beading of white peach and fennel pollen with a silken, yuzu zest finish.
Food Match.
This refined sparkling wine meshes sublimely with the sweet delicacy of butter-braised lobster, with the velvet-texture of a goat’s cheese and fig tartlet or pairs perfectly with oysters.
2017 sparkling wines are in relatively short supply due to a harmful late spring frost that impacted most of northern Europe that year. However, the south-facing aspect and proximity to the coast of Rathfinny’s vineyards protected us greatly. Following an early budburst, the grapes benefitted from a long ripening period and a phenomenal ‘Indian summer’. An unseasonably warm September produced fantastic ripe fruit, with great flavours, balanced acidity and sugar levels.
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