Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, English Sparkling Wine 2014
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and crisp|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
Another winner from the Sussex vineyard that pioneered Champagne-style sparkling wines in the 1990s. Pure Chardonnay – complex, sustained and sophisticated with beautifully modulated notes of peach, honeycomb, white flowers, vanilla, wheatmeal, grilled hazelnuts, citrus and salt.
In many ways, both the original and the best. Although sparkling wine grapes were planted at this ancient estate in Sussex in 1988, it is under the ownership of Eric Heerema since 2006, together with Canadian born head winemaker Cherie Spriggs – Sparkling Winemaker of the Year in 2018, the first time anyone outside Champagne had won the award – that Nyetimber has blossomed into becoming a byword for excellence and elegance. This pure chardonnay wine is one of their best and still available at a very reasonable price: flavours of citrus and brioche and hints of camomile and elderflower. Simply gorgeous.