WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE THE FINEST ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE?
Nyetimber’s vineyards are ideal for sparkling wine, sharing many characteristics with some of the best sparkling wine vineyards in the world. The perfect greensand and chalk soils allow our vines, in each of our nine separate sites, to flourish across the South of England. The climate here allows for the slow ripening of our grapes, allowing us to achieve the optimum levels of ripeness and acidity, as well as the complexity and finesse for which Nyetimber is renowned.
Using only estate-grown grapes from our own vineyards allows us to ensure that only the finest fruit is used to craft Nyetimber wines. Our Head Winemaker, Cherie Spriggs, and Winemaker husband Brad Greatrix are central to every decision made, assessing each handpicked vineyard individually. This means choosing the optimal time to harvest the grapes, and supervising their gentle pressing and eventual vinification. This level of intimacy allows us to make the most informed blending decisions the following spring.
We craft all of our wines at Nyetimber according to the traditional method, ageing them for extended periods of time to build complexity and flavour. This exceptional level of craftsmanship sees the coming together of science and artistry, all in the pursuit of perfection.