2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee, 3x750ml

2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee, 3x750ml

Alcohol 12%

Availability: In stock

Case size: 3 / Bottle size: 750ml

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From £379.00

Publication: Jancis Robinson MW

Drinking Dates: 2020-2027

45% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir, 11% Pinot Meunier. TA 7.8 g/l, pH 3.01, RS 9.7 g/l. This is the ambitious cuvée made from the best of the best of what are now 90 parcels in 10 vineyards totalling 280 ha, although this particular blend was all West Sussex and a very similar make-up to the 2009 launch vintage. Seven years on lees and nine months post disgorgement. The back label has a lot code which is explained on their website. 12,000 bottles made. Texture is very important to winemakers Cherie and Brad and they certainly have achieved their 'seamless' aim. Nose rather white burgundian with savour and introspection. Not the most flattering or welcoming for now. Cherie gets grapefruit, nougat and vanilla on the end. Pretty cool and crisp. I'd guess this will improve in bottle and lose some of its angularity. 2013 will be the next vintage so this cuvée will have to last quite a time, which may be a good thing in view of its current youthfulness.
2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee

Temperatures in the early part of the season were relatively low, but were unusually dry which protected the vines from disease. Flowering took place in late June, and a hot July produced a large, even crop. A cooler August with some rain slowed growth and enabled a gradual ripening process which has produced fine, delicate wines.

Nyetimber is based in the heart of West Sussex, on what is regarded as a perfect site for the production of sparkling wine. The estate was established in 1988, with just over 14 hectares planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier.

The estate is owned by Dutchman Eric Hereema who, alongside winemaker Cherie Spriggs, has installed an impressive cellar. All their grapes are estate grown and pressed parcel by parcel by a Magnum press imported from Épernay in Champagne. Nyetimber’s vineyard holdings are planted mostly over limestone, which is favoured for its good drainage and low vigour. The vines are rigorously managed to ensure excellent flavour concentration and de-leafing is carried out to maximise the exposure of the grapes to sunlight. Cherie Spriggs won the IWC 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year' in 2018. She is the first winemaker outside of Champagne and the first woman to achieve this impressive accolade.