Hoffmann & Rathbone approach to winemaking is modern but minimalistic. They create their base wines by carefully sourcing and hand-picking only the ripest grapes, which are gently pressed to separate the juice from the skins. The magic in the transformation from grape to sparkling wine is attention to detail and absolute care. Ulrich Hoffmann, has been a winemaker and consultant for 15 years, working at the Rolf-Willy estate in BadenWürttemberg, Chateaux de Fieuzal and Haut-Gardére in Bordeaux, Artadi in Navarra, and Cain Vineyards in Napa Valley. These are pure and distinctive wines with real finesse, delicious to drink now but with definite ageing potential.
Their very limited special edition 'Non Vintage' Pinot Noir is 100% Barrel aged with the oldest components laid to rest 4 years ago.
"A soft and silky cool climate Pinot Noir. Cranberry and raspberry aromas on the nose with hints of spices, herbaceous and floral notes. Lovely plush dark cherry and red forest fruit flavours on the palate. It is heavenly light wine with fantastic structure and complexity."