“So, perhaps Nyetimber really is the Krug of England. Or should we say that Krug is the Nyetimber of Champagne? Either way, I cannot recommend this exemplary, delicious, flag-bearing English sparkling wine highly enough, at any price. The quality Nyetimber is achieving is almost too good, and I mean that quite seriously.”
For over 30 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English Sparkling Wine, one to rival the very best in the world.
A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes and is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine.
Owner and Chief Executive Eric Heerema and head winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to producing wines of exceptional quality.
Winemaker Cherie Spriggs assesses every handpicked parcel of grapes for quality, ripeness and character. The fruit is then gently pressed and vinified separately, so Cherie can distinguish the subtle yet distinctive differences between each vineyard parcel.
Every year, this provides a varied selection from which Cherie will craft the masterpieces of the Nyetimber range.
At 51 degrees North, Southern England is the perfect moderate climatic environment to grow grapes for the highest quality sparkling wines. Mild temperatures allow for a slow and gradual ripening process over a long growing season, enabling delicate, complex flavours and crisp acidity to be retained in the wines.
The Nyetimber vineyards share similar characteristics with the best sparkling wine vineyards in the world. Spread across several separate sites, the vines are perfectly suited to the greensand and chalk soils of Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.
The vineyard sites are chosen with extreme care to provide shelter from maritime winds and coastal weather. The gentle slopes at lower elevations and the extensive tree planting programmes ensure the vines and grapes have minimal exposure to wind and extreme weather.
Multi-Vintage Classic Cuvee
Pinot Noir 30-40%
Pinot Meunier 10-20%
“Offering up aromas of honeycomb, apple blossom, warm pastry, candied peel and nougat, it’s medium to full-bodied, seamless and pillowy, with a pretty core of fruit, bright acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse.”
“Really a standout in terms of balance. I’d love to taste this blind with a similarly priced champagne. Smoky, broad and mouth-filling.”
17.5/20 – Jancis Robinson
Pinot Noir 45-65%
Pinot Meunier 5%
“Medium to full-bodied, seamless and complete, with a vibrant core of elegantly fleshy fruit, bright acids and a pillowy mousse, this has turned out very well. In fact, it’s the finest rosé I’ve tasted from this address.”
92 Points – Robert Parker
“Salmon pink. Fresh redcurrant and red-apple aroma, zingy acid and biscuity notes on the finish. Saline and savoury. Lovely refreshment, and that fruit is very pronounced. Excellent winemaking, very satisfying.”
16.5/20 – Jancisrobinson.com
2014 Blanc de Blanc
“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!”
17.5/20 – Jancisrobinson.com