2018 Blanc de Noirs Brut

Grapes Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England

Black grapes only – Pinot Noir (85%) and Meunier – in the warm 2018 vintage at Rathfinny estate in Sussex. Biscuit, brioche, strawberry, and raspberry flavours with a delicate, fresh, mineral note Joanna Simon, www.joannasimon.com (Jun 2022)

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Smooth but with energetic bubbles, 2018 Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs Brut (£38.95 at Lea & Sandeman and 12%) is led by sophisticated, textured apple and strawberry flavours.

These are given verve by pithy tangerine and grapefruit acidity yet expertly balanced by brioche hints as a centrepiece to a largely savoury background.
Brian Elliott, midweekwines.co.uk (Jun 2022)


In 2018, the Sussex estate of Rathfinny launched its first two sparkling wines from an ambitious project started in 2010. Following a successful career in the city, owner Mark Driver and his wife Sarah, set about building from scratch a world-beating wine estate. They have not flinched from this ambition and have patiently waited 8 years to release there first sparklers.

Located on chalk rich soils in a perfect basin near the sea in Sussex's South Downs it is an ideal spot. With a great team put in place and a long-term vision all is auguring well for the realisation of the Drivers' dream.

In 2019 we have seen the second releases and there is a huge amount to admire. Poised, intense and seriously drinkable wines from this very convincing set up.

A superb new edition to our burgeoning selection of English greats and located in the South Downs of Sussex between Brighton and Eastbourne, Rathfinny sets its sights confidently from the start. Right now there are 185 acres of vines but a further 215 acres are to be planted by 2021.

(The photo sequence shows a year in the Rathfinny vineyard.)

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