Rathfinny 2018 Rosé

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New release! Rathfinny 2018 Rosé is the fourth vintage of our expressive Sussex Sparkling, with a red-fruit style that beautifully showcases the increased presence of Pinot Noir within the blend.

Gift boxes available on 75cl single bottles of Sussex Sparkling for extra special presentation. Additional £2.50 charge.

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INTRODUCING THE RATHFINNY 2018 ROSÉ

The 2018 Rathfinny Rosé showcases the very best grapes grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Wine Estate, during a year which is widely considered the vintage of the decade.

TASTING NOTE

A pale pink Rosé in colour with a sublime nose of Seville orange cream and flat peach, a vibrant palate of wild strawberry coulis and candied mandarin zest with a white pepper and satsuma sherbet finish.

FOOD MATCH

A beautiful accompaniment to the bright flavours of Thai chilli crab, duck and ginger spring rolls and fruit-based desserts like strawberry soufflé.

VINTAGE

Often referred to as the vintage of the decade, 2018 was one of the warmest summers on record. A mini-heatwave developed from April onwards, bringing on early flowering and the dry weather promoted good fruit set. New temperature records were set in July and August and despite heavy rain in early September, the weather during harvest in October was very favourable and we picked very clean fruit with an ideal balance of sugars and acidity for our Sussex sparkling wines.

View the tasting notes.

Winter Roulade and Rose Wine Pairing

CRITICAL PRAISE

“This is a thoroughbred rosé with wild strawberry on the nose and an uplifting acidity on the finish.” Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail

“Rathfinny English sparklers rank among the best; their new release 2018 rosé is subtle and complex – look out for red apple, raspberry, red cherry, crème anglaise, orange peel and white pepper.” Susy Atkins, Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph

“Masses of fresh, ripe raspberry fruit beautifully balanced by meaty density and a tangy yet comforting breadth that reminds me a bit of rhubarb compote on challah toast. There’s great substance and interest here – you could even pair this with rare beef or beef carpaccio without a problem.” Tamlyn Currin for JancisRobinson.com

Release Date

October 2021

Blend

81% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Meunier

Lees Ageing

24 months

Fermentation

Inoculated with commercial yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C. Blended with Pinot Noir aged in French oak for colour.

PH

3.16

TA

6.1g/L

Dosage

5.3g/L

Malolactic Fermentation

100%

Fining Agent

Isinglass

ABV

12%

Single & Case Options

75cl Bottle No Gift Box, 75cl Bottle With Gift Box, Sussex Sparkling Case (12 x 75cl), Sussex Sparkling Case (6 x 75cl), Sussex Sparkling Half Case (3 x 75cl)

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