Oxney wine tasting with Kristin Syltevik

 

The vineyard at Oxney Organic Estate is located in the south east corner of East Sussex, in Beckley, six miles north of Rye.  The vineyard is part of the founders’ vision of modern farming that’s environmentally sound, natural and sustainable.  Oxney is now the largest single estate organic vineyard in the UK with a planted area of just under 14 hectares.  The vineyard, 17 meters above sea level and six miles from the English Channel, surrounds the winery and from a south-west slope stretches out towards a wood with giant oak trees, creating a warm and protected microclimate.  The top soil is Tunbridge Wells Sand, a fine sand and silt loam, above clay, and the vines are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc.The estate is organic and certified by the Soil Association.  The organic system at Oxney - under vine tillage for weed control and a natural approach to disease control - produces healthy, balanced and natural fruit.  This approach is replicated in the winery where the organic low intervention regime is focused around small batch winemaking where each variety and clone are pressed and fermented separately, followed by careful blending decisions.  The Oxney wines have been awarded a number of gold medals in international competitions and plaudits from wine experts. The range includes a top end sparkling range the Classic with a classic blend, a Pinot Noir rosé, a Pinot Meunier and soon to follow a Chardonnay. The wines also include still rosé and Chardonnay and launching later in 2021 a still red.

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