ENGLISH ORGANIC WINE AT ITS FINEST

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English Pinot Noir Rosé

Thrillingly delicate and pure

This is rosé for grownups, crafted to express the full purity of the grapes it originates from. It’s an invitingly pale pink, with tangy aromas of lemons, cranberries, rhubarb and raspberries. In the mouth it’s utterly refreshing, with bright red fruits and citrus lingering on the crisp finish. Makes friends with all kinds of foods.

£18.00 VAT

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Multibuy Discount 6 + 10%
Size

75cl

ABV

12.5%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites

SKU: L00R18 Categories:, Tags:,

Details

Description

VINTAGE

2019 was a typical English vintage, with a mix of sun and rain through the spring and summer. The glorious previous summer left us with great buds in 2019, which flowered well and gave us good yields – perfect for great rosé. Temperatures didn’t hit the highest of high notes but it remained a good year for sparkling wine and in particular for our pencil-sharp still rosé.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-picked and transported on their short trip to the winery, where they were crushed and destemmed. The must was left overnight to soak on the skins, then pressed the following day having extracted just the right amount of colour and character for our style of super clean rosé. We fermented in stainless steel to retain primary fruit flavours. Partial malolactic conversion softened the acidity and added texture.

TASTING NOTE

Pale pink rosé with some copper hues, on the nose this is delicate yet expressive, with lifted raspberry, cranberry and rhubarb notes. The palate combines citrus and red berry fruit with great texture and a crisp, focused finish.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2019
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir (100%)
Alcohol (ABV): 12%
RS: <1g/L
pH: 3.24
TA: 7.2g/L
SO2: 61mg/L
Closure: Screw top
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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