Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, Sussex 2015
A stunning and well-balanced Blanc de Blancs from an increasingly world-renowned producer
- Nyetimber is the first and, arguably, most famous English sparkling wine producer
- The Blanc de Blancs style was Nyetimber's first foray into sparkling wines back in 1992
- This 100% Chardonnay has delicate and delicious green fruit, lemon and grapefruit notes
- Toasty biscuit and brioche notes are well-balanced by a refreshing and zingy acidity
- Perfect as an apéritif or with seafood dishes, especially oysters or scallops
- Grape variety: Chardonnay
- Vintage: 2015
- Type/Colour: White
- Alcohol: 12%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Group: Sussex
- Suitable for Vegans: Yes
- Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
- Sustainable: Yes
A very elegant blanc de blancs with delicate notes of tarte citron, satsumas, green grapes and lightly whipped cream. There's a lovely delicacy here; one for oysters. 70% of the fruit came from West Sussex; 30% from Hampshire. Just 3% of the wine was vinified in new Burgundian oak barrels. 95 Points' - Susy Atkins, Decanter
'This wine has generosity and precision at the same time, with keen but well integrated acidity underpinning the ripe citrus, pear and apple fruit. There's some bready, toasty richness, but it doesn't obscure the fine, well structured fruit. There's a very slight buttery, creamy richness, presumably from the malolactic fermentation, and then a long, tapering finish with lovely lemony fruit, and table grape and nectarine richness. Drinking beautifully now, this wine is really harmonious and nicely poised. 93/100' - Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak
"As she accepted the coverted accolade of 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year 2018' at the International Wine Challenge, Cherie Spriggs made history: not only was it the first time a winemaker outside France's Champagne region has won the industry Oscar, it was the first time it has been awarded to a woman"- Jo Foley, Daily Mail.
Nyetimber was planted by Americans Stuart and Sandy Moss in 1988, and since then, English sparkling wine production has never looked back. The couple were looking for a site that could rival Champagne, and they found it in the heart of West Sussex. Their vineyards have soil very similar to the Champagne region (predominantly chalk), and, believe it or not, the climate isnÂ't massively different!
Made from the same grapes as Champagne (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier), Nyetimber is also made in exactly the same way. Now covering a staggering 438 acres, Nyetimber is the only UK sparkling wine producer that uses only estate grown fruit, thus maintaining maximum quality control from vineyard to bottle. Today, Nyetimber leads the way in an area that is reaching global appreciation. Who said the English can'Â't make wine?