Rosé Brut English Sparkling Wine 2016
91 points, “Very moreish indeed… The perfect choice for afternoon tea.” – Decanter
The second vintage of what looks set to become one of the true icons of English sparkling wine. Rathfinny Wine Estate is the most audacious and exciting new player on the English wine scene. Full of verve, energy and zest for life, it evokes Provence, clementine peel, red cherries, red apple skin, and a very British combo of strawberries, cream and shortbread.
Through our relationship with Rathfinny, we’ve secured a tiny allocation especially for you. However, if you want to get your hands on this sparkling rosé, you’ll need to be quick as demand is sure to outstrip supply. Made with 66% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier, this rosé is aged on the lees for an impressive 24 months. Partner with sushi, sashimi, Vietnamese summer rolls, poached salmon and Jersey Royals, crisp salads, rhubarb crumble, Eton Mess, scones, canapés and sumptuous celebrations.
Rathfinny Wine Estate has around 90 hectares of vines on Sussex’s South Downs between Brighton and Eastbourne. This ambitious new venture – the first vines were planted on the chalk soils behind the Seven Sisters in 2012 – is set to be 140 hectares when at full capacity, making it one of England’s most significant vineyards. Set up by Mark and Sarah Driver – former hedge fund manager and solicitor respectively – and employing a winemaker from Champagne and a vineyard manager from New Zealand, Rathfinny will undoubtedly set the benchmark for English Sparkling Wine.
£4.8 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3054758
Style No.: 751740
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