An elegant, dry and fruit driven organic English sparkling wine from a fantastic year. Has a fine and delicate persistent mousse. An excellent aperitif wine which outshines most champagnes and deserve a special mention as it's organic.
Blend : Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier - Chardonnay
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Serve with : Fish and chips, tempura, seafood especially white fish and shell fish.
"Absolutely lovely cream and apple scent with a smoky tone too. Spicy and yeast on the palate – delightful and typically English." MW Richard Hemming
'Oxney ticks every single box and a few more that I am probably unaware of too. The entire portfolio of new releases this summer is amazing and these wines are made with unmistakable care and attention. They are, prepare yourself for a much-maligned expression, definitive crowd-pleasers, in flavour terms, but there is serious detail here too.
The use of the word Classic on the label hints at the blend – 45% Pinot noir, 47% Pinot meunier and 8% Chardonnay. This is a silky-smooth wine with obvious Bland de Noir tendencies. The nose alone is worth the entry price, but the creaminess on the palate would not only entrance a connoisseur, but it would also convert a wine novice to its cause in just one sip.
This warm welcome is seldom experienced in young English sparkling wine. Only the forensically detailed will spot the ‘left hand’ wound muselet. I have never seen this in my three decades in the wine business and it clearly points to a hand-made product stunningly designed and appealing to all, this wine could be so bland and centrist, but instead it is utterly thrilling.’ - Matthew Dukes - Vineyard Magazine
'Creaminess, green apple and subtle notions of wet chalk combined into a nose of vivid freshness. That lively sense of freshness continues on the palate with a frothy mousse and gentle notes of green and yellow apple. The finish is vivid, dry and appetising with its energetic, harmonious apple note'. - MW Anne Krebiehl