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Rathfinny Wine Estate

Alfriston, BN26 5TU Alfriston
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

This company is co-exhibitor of
Overseas Fairs Division - UK Wine Group Stand

Hall map

ProWein 2020 hall map (Hall 13): stand C45

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ProWein 2020 fairground map: Hall 13

Contact

Mark Driver

Owner

Rob Buckhahaven

Brand Ambassador

Import-/Exportguide

Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter

Exporter

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Sparkling Wines
  • 02.07  Quality sparkling wine/Sekt with origin
  • 02.07.09  Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Our products

Product category: Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Rathfinny Estate Blanc de Noirs 2015

Rathfinny Estate Blanc de Noirs 2015 is the first vintage of our premium Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend, produced from grapes grown and hand-harvested on Rathfinny Wine Estate. It has an enticing blush which sets the scene for perfumed peony and wild strawberry on the nose, while on the palate, its rich mousse of raspberries and toasted almonds gives way to a caramelised red-apple finish.

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Product category: Quality sparkling wine/Sekt of other origin

Rathfinny Estate Rosé 2016

Rathfinny Rosé Brut 2016 is the second vintage of our popular sparkling wine, with an expressive red-fruit style that beautifully showcases the increased presence of Pinot Noir within the blend. Vivid coral in hue, Rathfinny Rosé 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.

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About us

Company details

ABOUT RATHFINNY WINE ESTATE
A family-owned Wine Estate, established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver, dedicated to producing some of the world’s finest sparkling wines from a perfect site in Sussex, England. Located on a wonderful south-facing slope in England’s South Downs, the climate, chalk soil and aspect make it the perfect site.
http://rathfinnyestate.com 
@RathfinnyEstate

SOIL TYPE
Silty clay loam soil over chalk, providing free-draining soil.

VINEYARD SIZE 
Vineyard planted (2012-19): 226 acres (91Ha) Expected (2025): 350 acres (140ha), 600,000 vines

VINEYARD SPACING 
2.2m wide rows, plant spacing 1.1m
4,100 vines per hectare (1640 vines per acre)

VINEYARD HARVEST
First in 2014 – approximately 18 tonnes
2018 Harvest – 407 tonnes

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY
Our low-intervention, traditional method Sussex Sparkling wines are a true expression of our terroir. Produced from hand-harvested grapes that are whole-bunch pressed and aged for a minimum of 3 years to develop rich, autolytic notes, with a low dosage that emphasises the purity of our fruit.

VARIETALS PLANTED
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier with smaller plantings of Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.

PEOPLE
Vineyard Manager – Cameron Roucher
(from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
Winemaker – Jonathan Médard (from Épernay, France)

VISIT US
Visit Rathfinny for wine tours and tastings, dining in the Tasting Room restaurant, a night away in the Flint Barns or to host a special event. Please check the website for visitor information.

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Company data

Number of employees

20-49