Two years on from my last visit; I had the chance to return to Oxney Organic Estate this month, one of England’s few Organic producers. They now have a fully-fledged wine range, including two entry-level NV sparkling blends. First up is their brut ‘Estate NV’, which is a blend of all of the varieties grown at Oxney: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier & Seyval Blanc.
I loved the nose on this, as its super fresh and elegant; lots of clean orchard fruit aromas of red apple and pear, seasoned with hints of red berries and toasted nut.
It’s bright and brisk to taste, with a flourish of crisp apples and hints of white peach, before a wave of tangy red fruit and light spiced almond notes.
Overall, a very refreshing and tasty NV entry offering from Oxney, and at £25 a bottle, I’m pretty sure that makes it the best priced Organic English sparkling wine on the market right now.
Crisp and bright with vibrant wild strawberries, raspberries and lemon zest.
A wine with lots of tertiary nuances, ripe stone fruit, red apple and hints of cranberry on the mid-taste with a delicious nutty, baked pastry complexity
Pretty cranberry and raspberry flavours partnering crisp apple and sweet pear notes.
Soft, ripe apricot with surprisingly warming honeyed notes.
A refreshing light and elegant, low dosage Organic sparkling wine.
A light fresh white wine blend with wonderfully subtle textures.