Our Expressive Sussex Sparkling
2018 Rosé Brut
Rathfinny Rosé Brut 2018 is the fourth vintage of our expressive Sussex Sparkling, with a red-fruit style that beautifully showcases the increased presence of Pinot Noir within the blend.
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.
Star Buy. The new vintage of Rathfinny’s sparkling rosé is ravishing. Medium-bright cerise with redcurrant and pearfruit, ripe but fresh, with a white pepper twist.
Susy Atkins, The Telegraph
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.
Rathfinny’s food-friendly Rosé is a great choice to serve at drinks parties or family-style feasts at home. It is a beautiful accompaniment to the bright flavours of popular canapés such as duck and ginger spring rolls and fruit-based desserts like a show-stopping white forest roulade.
Rathfinny 2017 Rosé Brut & Burrata, Local Sussex Beetroots, Blood Orange, Hazelnut Pesto from our Flint Barns Dining Room restaurant
Rathfinny 2015 Rosé Brut & Apple Tartlet with Glazed Apple Rose and Vanilla Ice Cream served at Le Gavroche
- Release Date.
- October 2021
- 81% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Meunier
- Lees Ageing.
- 24 months
- Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C. Blended with Pinot Noir aged in French oak for colour.
- MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION.
- Fining Agent.
- Tasting Note
- A pale pink Rosé in colour with a sublime nose of Seville orange cream and flat peach, a vibrant palate of wild strawberry coulis and candied mandarin zest with a white pepper and satsuma sherbet finish.
- Food Match.
- A beautiful accompaniment to the bright flavours of Thai chilli crab, duck and ginger spring rolls and fruit-based desserts like strawberry soufflé.
- 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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