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Rathfinny Wine Estate Blanc de Blancs 2017

The Rathfinny Wine Estate Blanc de Blancs is a traditional-method sparkling wine made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay grapes. The estate vineyard is protected from the worst of the prevailing south westerly winds by a natural ridge that runs along the southern edge of the Estate. Sustainability and stewardship of the land are at the heart of Rathfinny’s philosophy. The team have worked closely with Natural England and the South Downs National Park, to implement a programme which enhances local wildlife habitats and reclaims areas of natural chalk grassland. Rathfinny’s focus on the environment, and commitment to sustainability and soil health, ensure excellent quality fruit. The grapes are all hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and vinified with as little intervention as possible. The base wine was fermented in stainless steel at 16°C, followed by malolactic fermentation. After bottling, the wine was aged for 36 months on lees to develop autolytic complexity and rich mouthfeel. Following disgorgement, the wine received a low dosage of 4g/l to preserve the purest expression of vintage and place. Rathfinny’s Blanc de Blancs is pale lemon in colour with flecks of gold. The nose is characterised by aromas of lemon curd, pastry and citrus blossom. The palate displays fine balance with linear acidity and creamy mouthfeel. The finish is long with salty notes developing into richer aromas of roasted hazelnut and toast.

Wine File
Producer:
Rathfinny
Country:
Great Britain
Region:
England
Sub Region:
Sussex
Style:
Sparkling Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Chardonnay
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
12.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9
£38.00

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