A crisp, dry, fruit-driven white showing pear, grapefruit and lemon with notes of honeysuckle and English hedgerow on the nose. Supple roundness with a slight saline minerality gives a mouthwatering, refreshing finish.
With a pale salmon, Provencale hue, the Barons Lane Rose is packed full of summer fruits, red apple, white peach with a slight creaminess and a tart balanced finish.
This corner of Essex is one of the warmest paces in the UK, and is also blessed with London Clay and areas of gravel left over from the retreating ice shelf some years back both of which make for happy grapes. The acreage under vine is huge by UK standards. They have been selling grapes to larger, well-known and very commercial English wineries around England but are now determined to concentrate on their own production.
Full of black cherry and bramble fruit with a hint of red cherry and almond, the Barons Lane Red displays juicy dark fruits, tomato leaf and a smoky peppery character leading to a firm, well-structured finish.
Quintessential English Bacchus with a twist of the new world, made with fruit from various vineyard locations on the estate, including some of the oldest vines in the country. Intensely aromatic with grapefruit, pear, peach, lime, and herbaceous vegetal notes of nettle and cut grass. rich flavoursome mouthfeel with slight savoury notes on the finish due to partial barrel fermentation.
The 2018 vintage of Rathfinny Estate's Classic Cuvee is the third vintage of this classic Sussex Sparkling wine, made with a combination of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes. The palate offers notes of crunchy red apples, creamy tangerine mousse and toasted almond brittle.
AN ELEGANT WINE OF COMPLEXITY AND DELICACY
Light gold hue and a fine, delicate mousse. Aromas of lemon sherbet and honeysuckle lead into fresh pastry and vanilla characters. The palate is rounded and soft, offering generous yet elegant notes of green apple, lemon zest, orange blossom, and chamomile, with a touch of baked hazelnut. A subtle minerality accentuates the fresh, crisp acidity, leading to a long and complex finish.
The English sparkling wine that put English sparkling wine on the map. The first English fizz to exclusively use the traditional three champagne grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Parker 91 "wafting from the glass with a pretty bouquet of citrus zest, elderflowers, green apple and very subtle autolytic top notes... pillowy, beautifully balanced, pinpoint mousse, ripe but racy acids and a nicely defined finish. Jancis Robinson MW. 17.5 "Very frisky mousse! Sophisticated and, I have to admit, champagne-like nose. Lifted and long and very sophisticated. There are just SO many champagnes that are less impressive than this... intellectually stimulating. Wonderfully vibrant..."
Lovely pale gold and gentle, fine bubbles. Toasty, spicy and complex aromas showing wonderful development after more than three years on lees in our cellar. The palate supports these complex aromas with honey, almond, pastry and baked apple flavours. Very fine and elegant with a great combination of intensity, delicacy and length.
Rich in colour, structured, and versatile. Greath depth of character.
Rathfinny 2018 Rosé is the fourth vintage of our expressive Sussex Sparkling, with a red-fruit style that beautifully showcases the increased presence of Pinot Noir within the blend.
Rathfinny English sparklers rank among the best; their new release 2018 rosé is subtle and complex look out for red apple, raspberry, red cherry, crème anglaise, orange peel and white pepper. Susy Atkins, Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph