For English Wine week we put together our 4 Favourite ORGANIC English Wines.
Oxney, Organic Estate Sparkling.
The quality of English sparkling wine has seen spectacular development over the last couple of decades and the best examples rival many of their more famous counterparts across the channel in Champagne. Oxney Estate is up there with the best we’ve tasted. Made using the traditional method, with traditional grapes (with a little Seyval Blanc included), and very much ‘Brut’ in style you’d be easily fooled into thinking this had more famous origins than East Sussex. A classic green apple character is highlighted by yeast and toast notes as well as aspects of fresh pear, yet it’s impeccably smooth with a very sophisticated finish. Most drink this on its own – and delicious it is – but we like it with fish and chips or a cheese platter
Oxney, Organic PInot Noir Rose.
A classic soft-fruited rosé with a core of subtle red fruit tones, so raspberry, alpine strawberry, redcurrant… It’s wonderfully aromatic too – orchard fruit such as apricot and peach – and is designed to be enjoyed chilled on a summer’s day, or with something like a creamy risotto as a food match.
Davenport, Organic Horsmonden Dry White.
A blend of Ortega, Faber, Bacchus, Siegerrebe and Huxelrebe. Not your average blend but then this isn't your average wine! A refreshing wine with a zesty freshness and a great concentration of apple and yeasty flavours. Ideal for those wanting to try something a little different.
Davenport Organic Pinot Noir.
High quality Pinot Noir grown in Engalnd? Not the easiest of challenges by any stretch but one the team down at Davenport have nailed with this cracking wine. Vivid strawberry and red cherry notes meet a fresh crunch of black pepper, with melting tannins and just the right amount of acidity. Superb wine!