Type: Sparkling Wine
Country: England
Region: West Sussex
Code: NYET060
This rare and refined wine shows the exceptional Pinot Noir character of one of Nyetimbers most celebrated vineyards.

Nyetimber

The Nyetimber estate counts three major landmarks in its history. Its earliest beginnings saw it first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Then there was the planting of the first vines, almost exactly 900 years later. Most recently, there was the decision in 2006 that Nyetimber wines deserved an audience on the world stage. Nyetimber is in the fortunate position to own one hundred percent of their vineyards and all of their wines are produced from the 152 hectares planted at the best sites in West Sussex and Hampshire. Nyetimber’s vineyards were the first to be devoted exclusively to the holy trinity of Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot meunier and pinot noir.
A light gold colour with very fine bubbles. On the nose, aromas of wild strawberry and a delicate floral bouquet lead into richer notes of pastry and praline. The palate is generous yet refined, with red apple and apricot complemented by hints of fresh citrus. Fruit and complex almond characters persist in a long and finish.
Enjoy with lobster.
A warm start to the year saw a slightly earlier budburst than average. Fine and warm weather continued through to July, with good and timely flowering and fruitset. A cooler August followed, slightly delaying veraison, but a warm September led to gradual ripening of all three varieties before harvest began in the first week of October. Overall, the warm, fine conditions of the growing season led to an excellent quality harvest with ripe fruit flavours and beautifully balanced acidity.

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