ENGLISH ORGANIC WINE AT ITS FINEST

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Classic 2018

Toasty, golden and complex

Our Classic sparkling wines tell the story of the vintage. 2018 is all about harmony. The blend is 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay giving generous baked apple flavours but also a neat balance between freshness and weight. Time on lees adds a rich pastry note. Essentially, the most delicious glass of apple pie you’ve ever tasted.

£38.00 VAT

In stock

Size

75cl

ABV

12%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites

SKU: L00SC17-1 Categories:, Tags:,

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Description

VINTAGE

2018 was a perfect vineyard year – no spring frosts, excellent flowering weather and a great summer resulting in super quality grapes.

WINEMAKING

Made from Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes hand-picked late September 2018. Each parcel was whole-bunch pressed and fermented separately. All wines underwent malolactic conversion; some were fermented and aged in old Burgundy barrels to add complexity. The base wines were blended and bottled for the second fermentation in Spring 2019, before spending a minimum of 36 months on lees prior to release.

TASTING NOTE

Freshness and elegance combines heavenly with the autolytic characters from 36 months on lees. Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir gives depth and baked apple flavours and combined with the citrus from the Chardonnay this typifies the Oxney style.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2018
Grape varieties: Pinot Meunier (45%), Pinot Noir (35%) and Chardonnay (20%)
Alcohol (ABV): 11.5%
Dosage: 3 G/L
pH: 3.08
TA: 7.7g/L
SO2: 37mg/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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