Hoffmann & Rathbone - Classic Cuvee 2013

Principal Grape

This Classic Cuvée is carefully crafted from a well-chosen assemblage of two different vineyards and four different blending components of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The aromas are fresh and bright with green apple, ripe grapefruit and pineapple followed by nuances of lemon custard, crème brûlée and toasted hazelnuts. White peach and crisp citrus flavours are carried with hints of pear and apple. The palate is further layered with sweet, spicy flavours of candied ginger, and it has well-balanced acidity and a long finish.   

  • 3 Point Summary

    Fresh aromas, flavours of citrus and white fruit with a long finish.

  • Did you know..?

    This Classic Cuvée is carefully crafted from a well-chosen assemblage of two different vineyards and four different blending components

  • Awards

    91/100 – Wine Enthusiast 2017

  • ABV


  • Food pairing

    Smoked Salmon Terrine


    Fresh English Strawberries


  • Size

    75 cl

  • Closure


  • Vintage


  • Serve at Temp

    7 *C / 45 *C

  • Grape

    CHAMPAGNE BLEND - Champagne Blend refers to one of the world's most distinctive wine styles – the sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot-Meunier that are most famously associated with the Champagne region of northern France. The term, however, has come to evoke wines made in the “methode-traditionnelle” around the world. In the blend Pinot Noir adds structure and brings a certain berry-fruit nose to the blend, while the Chardonnay fleshes this out and sets the wine up for aging, particularly when the base wine is aged in oak.

  • Vineyard

    HOFFMANN & RATHBONE was founded in 2009 near Mountfield, East Sussex by Ulrich Hoffmann and his wife Birgit Rathbone. Ulrich has been a winemaker and consultant for over 15 years, previously working in top estates in Baden-Württemberg, Bordeaux, Navarra, and Napa Valley. Together they have created a boutique business that is exclusively focused on quality. The key to the fine flavours and delicate layers of their wines is a combination of artistry and patience; traditional bottle fermentation and years of devoted cellar-ageing.

  • Region

    SUSSEX, UK - Situated in the south of England, the Sussex's climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream, a major Atlantic Ocean current that carries warm water from the Caribbean. Limited sunshine and cooler temperatures have led to sparkling wines becoming the most successful of English wines, some of which have been rated alongside the very best from Champagne. The classic champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are particularly successful, creating outstanding sparkling wines carbonated through bottle fermentation in the méthode traditionnelle.


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