Introducing Rathfinny 2017 Classic Cuvée
Our bestselling Classic Cuvée has a striking gold neck wrap that sparkles with celebration and represents ‘Rathfinny in a glass’. This vintage, made in the traditional method, is a blend of 65% Pinot Noir, 18% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier, aged for 36-months in the bottle.
This sparkling is light ochre in colour with a vibrant nose of red heirloom apples and baby ginger, giving way to a rich mousse of Mirabelle plums and orange sherbet with a bright, pomelo finish.
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Rathfinny 2017 Classic Cuvée is as food-friendly as the previous vintage. Our Brand Ambassador, Rob Buckhaven, suggests this wine is a stunning accompaniment to the earthy herbaceous notes of tarragon and wild mushrooms or with the gamey flavours of venison carpaccio.
2017 sparkling wines are in relatively short supply due to a harmful late spring frost that impacted most of northern Europe that year. However, the south-facing aspect and proximity to the coast of Rathfinny’s vineyards protected us greatly.
Following an early budburst, the grapes benefitted from a long ripening period and a phenomenal ‘Indian summer’. An unseasonably warm September produced fantastic ripe fruit, with great flavours, balanced acidity and sugar levels.