Classic 2017 Magnum

£81.00 VAT

Zero dosage, doubly delicious

Classic sparkling wines tell the story of the vintage. 2017 is all about harmony. The blend is 40% Pinot Noir 38% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier, providing a satisfying balance between baked apple flavours, citrus freshness and structure. Lees ageing contributes yeasty richness. We disgorged these limited-edition magnums in a brut nature style, with zero dosage. Delivered in our wooden magnum gift box (included in price).

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Description

VINTAGE

The vineyard was hit with severe spring frosts for the first time in 2017, damaging many of our buds and impacting yield. From this low point, things improved dramatically. The warm, dry weather stretched from late spring through to a lovely Indian summer, leaving us with a small crop of beautifully ripe grapes at harvest.

WINEMAKING

In 2017 we hand-picked our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes from our Dobson and Thomson blocks in early to mid October. Each parcel was whole-bunch pressed and fermented separately. All wines underwent malolactic conversion; 16% of the blend was fermented and aged in old Burgundy barrels to add complexity. The base wines were blended and bottled for the second fermentation in February 2018, before spending over 30 months on lees.

TASTING NOTE

Disgorged late in magnum bottles, the 2017 Classic shows similar complexity to the brooding 2016, but with extra freshness and finesse. Ripe orchard fruits are balanced by crisp acidity and a rich autolytic character (pastry, brioche, biscuit). The soft, generous mouthfeel is pure Oxney.

TECHNICAL

Vintage: 2017
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir (40%), Chardonnay (38%), Pinot Meunier (22%)
Alcohol (ABV): 11%
Dosage: 0g/L
pH: 3.21
TA: 8.1g/L
SO2: 48mg/L
Closure: Diam cork
Soil Association Certification: GB-ORG-05

Additional information

Size

1.5L

ABV

11%

Processing

Organic, Vegan, Contains sulphites