Nyetimber to release single vineyard sparkler (by Lucy Shaw)

Posted: January 10, 2013 by wynmaker in Cellars, Europe, MCC, Sparkling, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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Cherie Spriggs

Cherie Spriggs

 

English sparkling wine estate Nyetimber in West Sussex is to release a single vineyard wine this year, modelled on the “clos” concept in Champagne.

Nyetimber’s winemaker Cherie Sprigs
Due for release in September, the inaugural 2009 vintage is a blend of 79% Pinot Noir and 21% Chardonnay from the estate’s 37.3-hectare Netherland vineyard.

Having toyed with the name The Netherland, as a tribute to Dutch owner Eric Heerema, winemaker Cherie Spirggs decided to call the wine Tillington, after the village where the vineyard is located, as the name had more of an English feel.

The decision to make the single vineyard sparkler came after… read on

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