NYETIMBER

2014 Blanc de Blancs Brut

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England

*Was £44.95*
Blanc de Blancs was the wine that put Nyetimber on the map in the early 1990’s. Since then, the UK sparkling wine industry has gone from strength to strength. Thanks Nyetimber!
The 2014 Blanc de Blancs was launched a few weeks ago at a small event at Bentley’s Oyster Bar in London. And yes, there were of course oysters. Purely for educational purposes. I couldn’t think of a better way to taste vintage sparkling wine. The oysters really highlighted the salinity of the 2014. On the nose there were notes of brioche, honeysuckle, vanilla and citrus. A delicate mousse and that incredible salinity and freshness on the palate. Perfectly balanced.
A delicious sparkling wine that would give many Champagnes a run for their money. If you have the patience, this will certainly develop into something more exciting with a few more years in the cellar. If not, it’s an absolute joy to drink now.
L&S (Oct 2021)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

This smells like an autumn apple festival! Gloriously appley. And such purity! A wine that is not relying on lees ageing to give it depth or flavour or richness – it's all there in this incredible fruit. It fills the mouth, a trumpet concerto of silver and gold notes, while the acidity feels like the spine-tingling vibrations of harp strings, thrumming up and down – I can feel this wine like a thread-fine electric current under my skin and through my bones. Translucent white spring florals dancing weightlessly through prismic citrus; lime, yuzu, grapefruit peel. Then, right at the end, a lick of cold salted butter, a dab of cumin and coriander spice. Outstanding. Drinking range: 2021 - 2030 Rating: 17.5 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com (Nov 2021)

Made from 100% estate-grown fruit, the wine expresses “the warm and fine weather conditions of the 2014 growing season: an excellent harvest with ripe fruit flavours and a beautifully balanced acidity,” says winemaker Brad Greatrix. “I would serve Blanc de Blancs alongside delicious British seafood such as fresh white crab on toast, buttery Dover sole or a big bowl of creamy mussels,” Winemaker's notes (Oct 2021)

Nyetimber

Like L&S in 2018 Nyetimber are celebrated 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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