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Blanc de Blancs 2019

A tough year a great wine!

This Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs offers a classic precision lemon and citrus backbone with a lovely leesy character rounding off the palate. A wine to really wrap your tongue around and leave you salivating for more.

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Size

75cl

ABV

12%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites

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Details

Description

VINTAGE

The summer of 2019 was warm but also quite wet – not an ideal combination for growing grapes in the marginal climate of the UK. We managed however to keep the grapes and vines healthy through a diligent approach to canopy management, leaf stripping and organic spray products.

WINEMAKING

This 100% Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs, comes from different parcels throughout our beautiful certified organic vineyard. Each parcel was pressed and fermented separately, and then went through malolactic conversion; for extra complexity, we like to ferment and age some of the base wines in older Burgundy barrels, as well as stainless steel. After an intense blending process, the wines were then placed in bottle for secondary fermentation and sat in our temperature controlled cellar for over 36 months on lees gaining even more complexity and autolytic character.

TASTING NOTE

Lovely lemon and citrus notes pair seamlessly with the brioche characters derived from extensive lees aging.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2019
Grape varieties: Chardonnay (100%)
Alcohol (ABV): 12%
Dosage: 3.2 g/L
pH: 3.06
TA: 7.2g/L
SO2: 43mg/L
Closure: Cork
Soil Association Certification: GB-ORG-05

Producer

Six miles north of Rye, in the village of Beckley in the south east corner of East Sussex, Oxney Organic Estate has been producing award-winning organic wines since 2014. The first vines were planted in 2012 by founders Kristin Syltevik and Paul Dobson, who run Oxney as part of a wider organic farming estate. Today Oxney is the largest estate producer of organic English wines. Oxney wines are crafted as a showcase for the naturally high-quality grapes grown in the vineyard. In the winery – a converted Grade II oasthouse – interventions are kept to a minimum to promote full fruit expression.

Vineyard

Planted between 2012 and 2018, Oxney’s 14 hectares of vines are located on a warm, sheltered site six miles from the English Channel and 17 metres above sea level. Vines are planted on a gentle southwest-facing slope, which maximises sun exposure and aids ripening. An adjoining ancient oak forest provides natural wind protection, helping to create excellent conditions for growing high-quality organic grapes. Four varieties are planted – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Seyval Blanc. The soil is Tunbridge Wells sand – a fine sand and silt loam – above clay bedrock.

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Delivery

Orders above £75 qualifies for free delivery if you are in England, Wales and most of Scotland. Orders for this area that are below £75 are charged at a flat rate of £10. If you are on the Scottish offshore islands, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles and the Scottish postcodes of AB36-38, AB41 -45, AB51-56, FK17-21, IV1-28, IV30-32, IV36, IV40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-3, KW5-14, PA21-40, PA80, PH15-26, PH30-41, PH49-50 we would be happy to provide a quote for your delivery. Please email us on wine@oxneyestate.com. We do not deliver to Northern Ireland.

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