Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs 2015

£39.50£118.50

Rathfinny Estate Blanc de Noirs 2015 is the first vintage of our premium Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend, produced from grapes grown and hand-harvested on Rathfinny Wine Estate.

There will always be a limited production of our premium Sparkling Blanc de Noirs as we source the best grapes from across the Vineyard to blend these wines. As a result, all customers are limited to a maximum of three bottles each.

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 Blanc de Noirs 2015

As a Pinot Noir-dominant house, our Blanc de Noirs (a white sparkling wine made from black grapes) is perfectly presented as our signature sparkling wine. We believe our Sussex Sparkling is best experienced when accompanied by the finest food, whether in the world’s best restaurants or at home with friends and family.

Tasting Note

Gilded amber on the eye, with an expressive nose of caramel-drizzled red apples and malted biscuit, a fine mousse of poached plums over cinnamon toast and a sea-salted hazelnut finish.

Food Match

Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs 2015 is an outstanding partner to the robust flavours of Vietnamese-style caramel pork, chipotle-grilled pork porterhouse or mesquite-grilled quail with pancetta and sage.

Vintage

Spring arrived late in 2015 after a cold winter, both budburst and flowering were a week later than 2014, but we had a reasonable flowering and a warm summer which helped ripen a small crop. We began harvest on the 19th October and despite the rainfall in August and September the fruit was very clean and of good quality.

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Critical Praise for the Blanc de Noirs 2015

“Made from a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier, the Blanc de Noirs opens with a distinctly spicy notion of tart nettle and pepper-edged hedgerow fruit on the nose. The palate is brisk and fresh, revealing a sleek, statuesque structure and very fine mousse with beautifully integrated acidity. There is real substance at the core. The finish is appetising, dry and mouth-watering. It is the hedgerow fruit and spice that makes this so beautifully English. It is lovely now but promises to be even better with more bottle age.” Anne Krebiehl, The Buyer

2015 Blanc de Noirs La Gavroche Food Pairing

Customer Reviews

“My No.1 fave English sparkling.” Jimi

“Unquestionably the finest sparkling wine I have ever tasted.” Kristian

“Outstanding English wine. Lovely subtle hints of crunchy red berries and red apple with a lovely broad nutty finish.” Ben

 

Release Date

June 2019

Blend

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier

Lees Ageing

36 months

Fermentation

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

PH

3.33

TA

7g

Dosage

4g/L

Malolactic Fermentation

100%

Fining Agent

Isinglass

ABV

12.5%

Single & Case Options

2x 75cl Bottles, 3x 75cl Bottles, 75cl Bottle No Gift Box, 75cl Bottle With Gift Box

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