This is the latest vintage of Oxney’s signature Organic Classic and is a blend of 47% Pinot Meunier, 45% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. The wine was released with 24 months on lees and a low dosage of 5g/l.
There’s a lovely colour on this red fruit dominant Classic blend which also manifests in a deliciously nuanced and complex wine.
The nose on this young, Organic Classic is outstanding, and packed full of richness and complexity. There are aromas of black tea, ripe peach, fennel and light toasted spice notes.
The taste is complex and nuanced too, surprisingly developed for such a young wine. With its crisp acidity and vibrant citrus richness, this wine has lots of tertiary nuances, ripe stone fruit, red apple and hints of cranberry on the mid-taste with a delicious nutty, baked pastry complexity.
This was so distinctive and a real wine lover’s wine, and I can’t help but feel that its unique savoury qualities are thanks to the high proportion of Pinot Meunier that feature in the blend.