RATHFINNY WINE ESTATE Rosé Brut English Sparkling Wine 2017
Rathfinny’s Rosé Brut has previously been described by Decanter Magazine as “very moreish indeed” and “the perfect choice for afternoon tea.” So there’s much excitement surrounding the release from the phenomenal 2017 vintage. Demand is sure to be high…
The third vintage strengthens this wine’s status as one of the true icons of English sparkling. Rathfinny Wine Estate is an audacious and exciting player on the English wine scene and their rosé is full of verve energy and zest for life. Made with 63% Pinot Noir 19% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier this rosé is aged on the lees for an impressive 24 months. It evokes Provence clementine peel red cherries raspberry sorbet cranberries redcurrants red apple skin hints of quince and a very British combo of strawberries cream and shortbread. Partner with sushi sashimi Vietnamese summer rolls poached salmon and Jersey Royals crisp salads rhubarb crumble Eton Mess scones canapés sumptuous celebrations or as Decanter suggested afternoon tea.
Rathfinny Wine Estate has around 90 hectares of vines on Sussex’s South Downs between Brighton and Eastbourne. This ambitious 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.
SKU No.: 3349317
Style No.: 850178
Grapes: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay,Pinot Meunier
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.5%