Rathfinny Wine Estate is pleased to announce the launch of new vintages in time for the Christmas period, available from 3rd October 2023. Adding a further series of sustainable, Pinot Noir-dominant, vintage luxurious wines to its Sussex Sparkling portfolio, the 2019 vintages are the perfect Christmas gifting option that any wine-lover would be delighted to find under the tree. With versatility at its core, the wines are a divine match for a breadth of fine food, pairing with festive flavours that can be enjoyed from drinks parties to the main feast.

The 2019 growing season experienced an early start due to record-breaking warm temperatures during late July and August, coupled with a wet end to September and October. Despite the soggy picking conditions, the fruit flourished and produced some elegant wines including Blanc de Noirs 2019 and Rosé 2019.

Alongside the new releases, further Christmas gifting options include Rathfinny’s treat boxes. Starting from £47, the boxes boast a bottle of Rathfinny wine accompanied with an array of artisan nibbles from Perello olives, The Drinks Bakery, Cambrook nuts and sweet treats from Chocolate Society.

Mark Driver, Co-Founder said: “We’re delighted to release our 2019 Rosé and Blanc de Noirs that have been ageing in our cellars for over 36 months. They are a true expression of that very warm summer.” Mark Driver explained: “The 2019 Rosé has a lovely creamy palate of clementines and kumquats, whilst the 2019 Blanc de Noirs has that rose gold hue and a palate of summer fruits, with, a long zesty, saline, plum compôte finish.”