Cradle Valley Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2017


Our 2017 Cradle Valley white still wine is light, crisp and made from a blend of 53% Pinot Gris and 47% Pinot Blanc.


Tasting Note

The Cradle Valley Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2017 is aromatic and citrusy on the nose with notes of kiwi, lime and tropical fruits like rich passion fruit and also some candied grapefruit. Dry and some minerality, with a palate that gives way to more stone fruit such as peaches and a touch of spice.

Food Match

This Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2017 would be perfect as an aperitif, with lightly spiced food, roasted pork belly (acidity can cut through the fat), meatier fish dishes or on its own.


2017 was the 5th warmest on record for the harvest. A warm period was experienced from February to June. The South East was also assisted with above average coastal water temperatures which can contribute to keeping frost at bay. Sussex then received an above average quantity of rainfall during September, however an incredibly dry and warm October followed to ripen the grapes fully.

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What is the Cradle Valley Brand?

As well as producing Sussex Sparkling wines we also make a limited amount of Sussex still wine under the Cradle Valley label. Rathfinny Estate is located in the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Southern England. It occupies the main part of Cradle Valley, on a south-facing slope close to the iconic Cuckmere Valley, just three miles from the sea and the famous Seven Sisters cliffs, about a half a mile south of Alfriston village.

Discover Cradle Valley still wines on our website.

Release Date

October 2018


53% Pinot Gris, 47% Pinot Blanc


Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks





Malolactic Fermentation


Fining Agent




Single & Case Options

Cradle Valley 75cl Bottle, Cradle Valley Case (6x 75cl)

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