The second of two brilliant and expressive new releases from Oxney Estate, this is their first vintage ‘Classic’ Sparkling Rosé, and is made from 100% organically grown Pinot Noir. What makes this young release unique is that it is made with zero dosage.
On pouring, I was very struck by the gorgeous colour of this wine and enamoured with the bright, clean nose of wild strawberries, raspberries and lemon zest.
I’ve not always been sold on zero dosage English Sparkling, as our acidity can be a little bit bracing without sugar, but this is impeccably judged from Oxney. It’s brisk and lean, but the fruit has a brilliant purity and freshness that keeps you coming back.