The greatest sparkling wine houses in the world might, on rare occasion, release a singular masterpiece; crafted from the top selection of the best grapes from the most outstanding sites, and only in the very best of years. This is 1086 by Nyetimber.
A wine of ultimate rarity and refinement, England’s first ever prestige cuvée is an iconic expression of excellence, made for celebrating life’s most memorable moments.
There is no better place in the world to make fine sparkling wine than the South of England, as Nyetimber has proven again and again in international tastings and awards. Our estate-owned vineyards, painstakingly chosen and planted in the highest-quality plots spanning West Sussex, Hampshire, and Kent, produce extraordinary grapes. In the very best of vintage years, our winemaking team meticulously hand-selects the most outstanding grapes of the harvest, blending together standout parcels from our finest vineyards to be exquisitely aged. 1086 is a unique reflection of a year’s most exciting wines — the best of our best.
Nyetimber were the first to unlock the true potential of English winemaking: unveiling the quality that was possible when the right ingredients of pure chalk and greensand soils and prestigious grape varieties were combined with masterful winemaking.
That pioneering spirit has remained at the epicentre of our story. Winemaker Cherie Spriggs became the first person from outside the Champagne region to win “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” in 2018, and the first ever female winner of this illustrious award.
A true visionary, our owner and CEO Eric Heerema, saw Nyetimber’s potential for excellence when he took over the estate back in 2006. Ever since, we have remained at the vanguard of the English fine wine industry, continuously pushing boundaries.
Elegance and complexity combine, bringing together a symphony of grapefruit zest and fine minerality with subtle honey, almond nougat and indulgent hints of vanilla. The perfect balance between richness and freshness, 1086 is a masterclass in decadence.
The pinnacle expression of rosé made from our finest parcels of the most outstanding of years; wild strawberry and red apple enveloped in Chantilly cream with hints of freshly baked brioche, and a long, lingering finish, with opulent bubbles. This is a wine of extraordinary character and grace.
Elegant, age-worthy and remarkably refined, the wines are extremely limited in quantity, making them the rare jewel of any wine collection. 1086 is the bottle to mark, not just a special occasion, but those life-defining moments. Moments you’ll remember forever.
1086 is a date with a profound meaning to Nyetimber. It was the year the Nyetimber estate was mentioned in the Domesday book. This mention and the history that stems from it inspires our philosophy: creating wines that honour their provenance and continuing to write history with achievements and awards with an unwavering pioneering spirit.