Rathfinny Wine Estate, Rosé Brut

  • Rathfinny Wine Estate, Rosé Brut
  • Rathfinny Wine Estate, Rosé Brut

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Rosé Brut


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Grape Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Champagne Blend
Style Dry, Rosé, Sparkling Medium Bodied, Red Fruit, Bakery, Textured
Country England
Region Sussex
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary Sustainable


Rathfinny Wine Estate's Rosé Brut is a sophisticated sparkling wine, boasting a pale coral hue and a vibrant nose of cranberry, cherry blossom and red apple. On the palate, this sparkling rosé reveals juicy acidity with notes of pink grapefruit and brioche for a silky-smooth finish. An ideal aperitif or a perfect choice for Afternoon Tea.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 92Pts
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2030

"A rosé with a deepish, onion skin hue, this is a vibrant and attractive fizz with notes of spiced plum and rosehip. The touch of oak from the still red Pinot element of the blend lends an attractive roundness to the texture, though at 4g/l dosage I do find it a little dry in the mouth to be perfectly balanced. That’s a small niggle though and this youthful wine certainly has the style and complexity to develop over several years."
Susie Barrie MW

About the Producer

This family-owned estate was established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver, with the first vineyards being planted in April 2012. Rathfinny’s estate vineyard now extends to over 93 hectares in the South Downs, just three miles from the Channel. Lying on a southfacing slope, their estate vineyard is predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier as well as small plantings of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The site benefits from a semicontinental maritime climate and free-draining chalk soils, providing the ideal conditions to ripen grapes. Rathfinny uses only estate-grown fruit for their four traditional-method sparkling wines: Classic Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and Rosé, as well as their still white wine. Each of their wines is produced and labelled as a vintage wine.

Vineyard and Winery

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 were 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. A small proportion of Pinot Noir, aged for 6-8 months in 225l old French oak barrels, was blended for colour and aromatic complexity. After bottling, the wine was aged 24 months on lees. Following disgorgement, the wine received a low dosage of 4g/l, to preserve the purest expression of vintage and place.