Rathfinny 2017 Blanc de Blancs Magnum


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 to enjoy with a group of family and friends. One bottle serves twelve glasses.
Our 2017 Blanc de Blancs is the the third vintage of our elegant Sussex Sparkling, produced from predominantly Chardonnay grapes grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate.

The Magic of Magnums

Limited edition, world-class and undeniably spectacular, a 2017 Blanc de Blancs Magnum is perfect for celebrations and gifting. If you or someone you know has ever tried one our of Sussex Sparkling wines, you will be thrilled to taste your favourite in a magnum form, noticing a new complexity and greater volume.


A luminous, flaxen-gold hue leads to a heady nose of ripe papaya and creamy lemon balm, a refined beading of white peach and fennel pollen with a silken, yuzu zest finish.


This refined sparkling wine meshes sublimely with the sweet delicacy of butter-braised lobster, with the velvet-texture of a goat’s cheese and fig tartlet or pairs perfectly with oysters.


 2017 was an exceptional vintage but is in relatively short supply in the UK because of difficult growing conditions that affected most of northern Europe; a late spring frost badly affected many vineyards from Champagne to Rioja in northern Spain. Fortunately, the south facing aspect and proximity to the coast of Rathanny’s vineyard, protected us from this frost event. After an early budburst the grapes benefitted from a long ripening period and a phenomenal ‘Indian summer’, with unseasonably warm September weather producing fantastic ripe fruit, with great flavours and balanced acidity and sugar levels.

View the tasting notes.

Critical Praise for the 2017 Blanc de Blancs

“…Absolutely delicious and a wine that plays a clever game of being juicy but also cleansingly tart. Well-balanced and enticing with a firm, lemony theme and yet there is beautiful creaminess here without being too unctuous or overpowering, this is a superbly well-managed wine…” Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com


“A serious wine that’s light on its feet, giving any Blanc de Blancs Champagne a run for its money.”  Helena Nicklin, The Three Drinkers

Release Date

May 2021


100% Chardonnay

Lees Ageing

36 months


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







Malolactic Fermentation


Fining Agent




Single & Case Options

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

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