NYETIMBER NV

Classic Cuvée Brut

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Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Colour White
Origin United Kingdom, England
Other Vegetarian, Vegan
ABV 12%

Good intensity, ripe citrus, quince, yellow plum with nice autolytic notes coming through, biscuit, nut and bread with just a touch of something floral. Clean and bright on the palate with rich citrus again, biscuit and toast, great freshness, very pure with excellent length. L&S (Nov 2021)

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Really interesting, layered nose. Absolutely no excess of acidity at all, so I would guess there is quite a bit of reserve wine in here. Really a standout in terms of balance. I'd love to taste this blind with a similarly priced champagne. Smoky, broad and mouth-filling. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 17.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2021)

The NV Classic Cuvée based on the 2015 vintage was bottled in April 2016 and disgorged in February 2020, and is the current release. This is very different from the 2014, featuring scents of mango, orange pith and lemon verbena and just a hint of white tea in the background. The palate is rounded and has much more weight than the 2014 base blend, the lower acidity (pH 3.28) imparting a tropical feel toward the finish, which maybe just lacks the nervosité of the 2014. (February 2020 disgorgement) Drinking range: 2021 - 2030 Rating: 90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Sep 2021)

This English fizz rivals Grand Cru Champagne with its dazzling spectrum of gorgeous complexity. Superb.Olly Smith, The Mail on Sunday (Oct 2020)

Nyetimber

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 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, and the first to use only these three Champagne varieties

Eric's greatest act was probably the hiring of married couple Cherie Spriggs and Brad Greatrex in 2007, who are both winemakers, with Cherie taking the 'head winemaker' role. The couple, who had tasted a bottle given to them by Cherie's parents and recognised the potential, have, as the Nytimber website puts it 'been integral to building Nyetimber into a sparkling wine producer that rivals the best in the world'.

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