2013 Tillington Vineyard Brut

Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England
ABV 12%

Pleasingly pale, with a fine bead of soft, well-integrated bubbles that fill the nose with aromas of wild strawberry, some perky red berries and a very gentle, soothingly doughy, autolytic note. In the mouth the fine brightness continues, this is not heavy nor too firm but there is a gentle intensity and then a wonderful soft feel, which is so inviting. There's great elegance too, a mineral drive gives a muscular push that counters the warm softer side perfectly. Leaving an impressive imprint on your palate. 74% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay.

L&S (Jun 2018)

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I am a huge fan of 2013 Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard. Winemaking husband and wife team Cherie Spriggs and Brad Greatrix discovered a great parcel of Pinot at their Tillington site during their usual pre-harvest walks around the vineyards. They cut it with 20% Chardonnay and bottled it as a top end vintage sparkler. I can tell you that it is a star – effortlessly beautiful, balanced and graceful.Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Oct 2018)

Pungent and slightly smoky nose. Very mouth-filling and much riper and broader than the average English fizz. Clean and fresh on the finish though it could perhaps be a bit denser. Drinking range: 2018 - 2022 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Oct 2018)


Like L&S in 2018 Nyetimber are celebrating an important 30th anniversary. In 1988 as Lea & Sandeman was founded, the vines were being planted here in West Sussex. Few vineyards in England are better placed to exploit the similarity between the soils of the South Downs and those of the Champagne region in France than Nyetimber in West Sussex. But it took a couple from Chicago - Stuart and Sandy Moss - to bring the dream to life when they bought Nyetimber Manor in 1986. Vineyards followed from 1988 onwards, and the first vintage released was the 1992.

Nyetimber is now owned by Eric Heerema who already owned a vineyard in West Sussex when he bought Nyetimber in 2006 and had already identified more land for planting. All were amalgamated into Nyetimber which, now, comprises some 350 acres, all planted to Chardonnay and the Pinots Noir and Meunier, making it at the time the biggest vineyard in England.

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