Rathfinny Reserved 2019 Blanc de Noirs

£648.00£1,620.00

Rathfinny 2019 Blanc de Noirs is the fifth vintage of our signature Sussex Sparkling, made from predominantly Pinot Noir grapes, grown and hand-harvested on the Rathfinny Estate.

The Rathfinny Reserved programme offers you the opportunity to secure an allocation of our premium Blanc de Noirs at a preferential case price, prior to release in 2023. Rathfinny Reserved customers will join the Rathfinny family with an invitation to an exclusive members-only event in 2022 and be the first to get notified about new releases and Estate experiences.

All Rathfinny Reserved wines are sold at ‘under bond’ which means the wines are stored in a secure temperature-controlled cellar and once the wines are released in 2023, excise duty and VAT will be payable upon delivery or collection.

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2019 Blanc de Noirs

Our signature sparkling Blanc de Noirs is a white sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir grapes which are gently pressed to keep contact with the skins to a minimum, producing a clear white wine. The Blanc de Noirs showcases the art of Rathfinny winemaking at its very best and the brut, Pinot Noir-forward style of our wines.

We are delighted to invite our valued customers to reserve an allocation of our prestigious 2019 Blanc de Noirs at an exclusive case price for a limited time only. Please note, these wines can only be purchased by the case (6 bottles per case), with the minimum order being four cases (24x75cl bottle cases), or a combination of both 2019 Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs. All wines will be fully dressed with a foil and label prior to release.

The 2019 Blanc de Noirs marks a turning point in our Rathfinny winemaking ethics as all Sussex Sparkling wines from the 2019 vintage onwards will now be classified as vegan. After much deliberation and experimentation, we’ve chosen a vegan-friendly fining agent that does the job perfectly.

Pinot Noir Harvesting

TASTING NOTE

Pale topaz in appearance with an aromatic nose of cherry blossom and boysenberry, a finely textured mousse of Orange Pippin apple and fresh pomegranate with a twist of ruby grapefruit on the finish. 

The Vintage

In 2019 we experienced above average temperatures for most of the year although the picking season was one of the wettest in Rathfinny harvesting history. Our strong team of 200 local pickers harvested 485 tonnes of excellent quality fruit, free from disease and an impressive 19% increase on our 2018 yield.

PRAISE FOR RATHFINNY BLANC DE NOIRS

Mark Driver, co-owner of Rathfinny explains, “Our Blanc de Noirs is the wine Sarah and I set out to produce at Rathfinny. It’s our signature wine, a wonderful blend of predominantly Pinot Noir with a small quantity of Pinot Meunier. It has a lovely golden hue, a lovely nose of rich red fruits and on the palate.”

Since the land was acquired in 2010, we’ve planted 167,000 pinot noir vines on the Rathfinny Vineyard, made up of 11 different clones originating from Burgundy, Champagne, Germany and Switzerland. 11 years later and our Blanc de Noirs is now being served in top restaurants across the UK.

This wine has been met with high praise from critics such as Will Lyons (Sunday Times wine columnist) who described the Rathfinny 2016 Blanc de Noirs wine as: “Decadent and World Class.”

Similarly, Matthew Jukes (MatthewJukes.com) equally described the flavours of the 2016 Blanc de Noirs as, “decadent and lusty.” He stated in his review that; “I like this style of wine from several other English wineries, too, but no one else makes a bottle of wine like this.” High praise indeed.

Davis and Brook Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs
Blanc de Noirs 2015 Le Gavroche

PAYMENT & DELIVERY DETAILS

The price of the wine is £27 per 75cl bottle (£39.50 RRP). All Rathfinny Reserved wines are sold ‘under bond’ which means the wines are stored in our secure temperature-controlled Cellar and once the wines are released in 2023, excise duty and VAT will be payable. You will be notified when this payment will be required.

If you would like more information about the programme, quotes for oversees shipping or to place your orders over the phone, please call our Cellar Door team who are available to discuss inquires between 10am-5pm, everyday: 01323 870 022  or email Reserved@RathfinnyEstate.com

ABOUT RATHFINNY RESERVED

Rathfinny Reserved is an exclusive opportunity to reserve an allocation of our two 2019 premium Sussex Sparkling wines, prior to release and ready for collection in the summer of 2023. The programme is open for a limited time and guarantees allocation before general release to the public and finest hospitality establishments around the world.

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Contact information: 01323 870 022 / Reserved@RathfinnyEstate.com

Release Date

2023

Case Size

10 Cases (60 Bottles), 4 Cases (24 Bottles), 5 Cases (30 Bottles), 6 Cases (36 Bottles), 7 Cases (42 Bottles), 8 Cases (48 Bottles), 9 Cases (54 Bottles)

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