2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee Rose, 3x750ml

2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee Rose, 3x750ml

2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee Rose

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 3 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £410.00

Critics Score: 91+

Publication: William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2021-2035

Disgorged in June 2016 with eight grams per liter dosage, the 2010 1086 Vintage Rosé is showing well, unwinding in the glass with a youthfully reticent bouquet of dried flowers and delicate hints of red berries and gingerbread. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, tight-knit and chalky, with fine-boned phenolic structure, racy acids and a nicely defined finish. Like its white counterpart from the 2009 vintage, it's impressively complete, but the 2010 Rosé is a bit more introverted and needs a bit of time in the cellar to blossom.
2010 Nyetimber, 1086 Prestige Cuvee Rose

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.