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Classic Rosé 2016 sparkling wine

Limited edition sparkling rosé

We limited the release of this 100% Pinot Noir rosé sparkling wine to just 500 bottles. Each label is handwritten and numbered. Inside the bottle is a finely balanced traditional-method sparkling wine showing rich red fruit, brisk acidity and buttery bakery shop notes. The discerning way to start a celebration.

£40.00 VAT

In stock

Multibuy Discount 6 + 10%
Size

75cl

ABV

12%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites

SKU: L00SCR16 Categories:, Tags:,

Details

Description

VINTAGE

Our third vintage started with rain during flowering and into early July. This left us with small bunches and a reduced overall yield. Things improved markedly in mid-July however, with hot, dry weather continuing right through a fabulous September. So while the harvest was relatively small, there were excellent ripeness levels in the fruit that came in.

WINEMAKING

We hand-picked early- to mid-October, with all the fruit for this 100% Pinot Noir wine coming from our Dobson block. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, fermented to dryness, then put through malolactic conversion. The base wine was bottled for the second fermentation in February 2017, spending 29 months on lees and three months on cork before release. Dosage was minimal at 6g/L.

TASTING NOTE

Pale copper-pink colour with a persistent, delicate mousse. The nose is lifted and complex, showing lovely autolytic development: shortbread, fresh pastry and baked bread sit alongside crunchy red berry fruits and red apple skin. There’s a saline backbone to the palate, with wild strawberry, toast and hazelnut flavours dominating the long, focused finish. The texture is broad and rich, balanced by tightly-knit acidity.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2016
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir (100%)
Alcohol (ABV): 12%
Dosage: 6g/l
pH: 3.03
TA: 6.8g/l
SO2: 65mg/l
Closure: Diam 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

A charge will be calculated and added on the checkout page for shipping. We charge for the first 12 bottles and after that it is free. We aim to have the wine with you within 2-3 working days but please note that we do not ship wine on Friday-Sunday.

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