Sparkling cider for wine lovers
When we’re not busy making traditional-method organic sparkling wine, we’re busy making traditional-method organic sparkling cider. The result is a true one-off – dry and crisp with restrained apple flavours, hints of toast and a warm note of honey on the finish. The perfect aperitif, best served in a sparkling wine glass.
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Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites
We source organic dessert apples from a local orchard certified by the Soil Association and sharing our environmental principles. In the winery we treat this fruit with all the respect it deserves to make the base cider. We then add further yeast and immediately bottle the cider, setting off a second fermentation which adds the fizz. The cider spends time on lees to mature and develop complexity.
Bright, elegant nose with aromas of hedgerow blossom, freshly picked apples and a hint of toast. The palate is crisp and precise with red apple skin flavours leading to warm honey on the finish.
Alcohol (ABV): 8%
Closure: Diam cork
Soil Association Certification: GB-ORG-05
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.
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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