Rathfinny 2016 Classic Cuvée Magnum

£67.00£201.00

With longer bottle-ageing, magnums develop exciting new flavour profiles. We have produced a limited volume of magnums for the discerning wine lover that makes an undeniably spectacular gift or treat for the Christmas table this year. One bottle serves two glasses each in a group of six.

Our 2016 Classic Cuvée magnum is the first vintage of our classic Sussex Sparkling, made using the traditional method from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes, grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate.

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TASTING NOTE

The Rathfinny 2016 Classic Cuvée Magnum showcases a radiant lemon in hue, with an expressive nose of fresh red orchard apples, a creamy tangerine mousse punctuated by toasty notes of almond brittle, and a honeydew melon finish.

FOOD MATCH

The Rathfinny 2016 Classic Cuvée magnum gravitates towards the deep and earthy notes of truffle-infused arancini or a cep and onion tart, though meshes phenomenally with the comforting creaminess of a fish pie.

VINTAGE

Budburst was timely, though it was very wet prior to flowering which, as a result, was slightly later than usual. However, we had a successful fruit set, despite July and the early part of August coming in cooler than normal. The second half of August brightened up with some very warm days. The dry weather continued throughout September until the end of the season. We picked in the latter part of October.

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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR THE 2016 CLASSIC CUVÉE

“Ripe, freshly cut Golden Delicious apple sets a fresh and juicy accent on the nose. Creamy autolysis with hints of brioche adds a notion of richness to the brisk palate where a mellower creaminess is spread with the lively, fine foam. Structure and backbone remain always in focus, softened by lovely autolytic notes that almost attain a rye crumb saltiness, underlined by the firm texture and creamy foam. A mellow apple freshness lingers long.” Anna Krebiehl, The Buyer

“With some colour, this is pure and focused. It’s all about fruit, with precision and intensity. Zesty, citrussy, with hints of cherries and pear fruit, kept in check with keen acidity. It’s very linear and fruity, with a hint of herbs on the finish. The acidity is pretty high here, but the richer fruit flavours stop it getting out of hand.” Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak

“There is a heady perfume and an apple and cinnamon compote theme here which is rather alluring and I feel that they have certainly managed to make a wine which suits both their site and their tastes.” Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com

Release Date

November 2020

Blend

57% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Meunier

Lees Ageing

42 months

Fermentation

Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C

PH

2.96

TA

8.3g/L

Dosage

5g/L

Malolactic Fermentation

100%

Fining Agent

Isinglass

ABV

12.5%

Single & Case Options

Sussex Sparkling 150cl Magnum, Sussex Sparkling Magnum (3 x 150cl)

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