Vivid coral in hue, Rathfinny Rosé Brut 2016 has a lifted nose of wild strawberries and mandarin zest, giving way to a rich mousse of Rainier cherries and candied red apple skin, and a silky, strawberry shortcake finish.
Rathfinny Rosé Brut 2016 shows stunning versatility as a food-matcher, enhancing the purity of salmon sashimi and pairing equally sublimely with buttermilk panna cotta with red summer berries.
Budburst was timely, though it was very wet prior to flowering which, as a result, was slightly later than usual. However, we had a successful fruit set, despite July and the early part of August coming in cooler than normal. The second half of August brightened up with some very warm days, with this dry weather continuing throughout September until the end of the season, we picked in the latter part of October.
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Praise for the Rosé Brut 2016
“Made from 66% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier, this has a pretty, pale rose petal, pink hue. Tart redcurrant notions appear in that delicate, tender frame of very well integrated freshness. This is all about lightness, slenderness and ease, even though there is nothing facile about it. Lovely.” Anne Krebiehl, The Buyer