Nyetimber is arguably Britain’s premier sparkling wine, with 20 years of toil, trial and triumph behind the brand. The winemakers are famously meticulous about quality; they did not produce a wine in 2012 as the standard simply wasn’t high enough (a bold decision for a small business!). Make no mistake, these chaps are serious winemakers, with wines of a quality to rival Champagne. Here's why:
The Nyetimber vineyards are planted on the same deep shard of limestone which stretches under the English Channel from Champagne to the south coast of England. So not only is this part of the UK blessed with a similar climate to Champagne, it shares the same soils and sub-soils – incredibly important when it comes to growing vines. Add the vision, hard work and not insignificant investment of the estate’s owners, and the foundations for a stunning brand are clearly laid.
Nyetimber work exclusively with Champagne grape varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wines reflect both the passion for excellence of their team and the characteristics of each vintage. And, they are clearly doing something right - the wines regularly beat out famous Champenois to win top awards.
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