THE PERFORMANCE

MADE GLORIOUS

A MOMENT IN HISTORY:

INTRODUCING THE PRESTIGE CUVEE FROM THE PIONEERS IN ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE

1086 NYETIMBER

VINTAGE 2009

TASTING NOTES

1086 NYETIMBER ROSE

VINTAGE 2010

TASTING NOTES

THE WINES

1086 wines are characterised by their balance; acidity, length and texture are all beautifully judged and combine seamlessly on the palate.

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I became the owner and custodian of Nyetimber in 2006. I believed that this estate, with its ideal soil and location, had yet to achieve its full potential. To that end, I recruited Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs and Winemaker husband Brad Greatrix, who shared my ambition to craft the finest English sparkling wines. Since then, the wines of Nyetimber have achieved global acclaim, winning awards and blind tasting competitions against some of the finest sparkling wines in the world.

Yet still we had a dream to create the ultimate expression of this estate. Harvesting and blending from small parcels of our very best fruit, we have created a glorious prestige cuvee that stands in comparison with the best of the best.

Eric Heerema
Owner and Chief Executive Officer

TO BE A WINEMAKER IS TO APPRECIATE THE POWER OF NATURE AND THE IMMENSITY OF TIME

As with everything we do, uncompromising quality is paramount and 1086 is only produced in exceptional years. The blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and the locations where they are harvested, can change from one vintage to another. A wine like 1086 is only possible because we harvest and ferment each parcel separately. With over 90 separate parcels in our vineyards, we can nurture and develop their nuanced flavours to create the ultimate expression of the estate.

1086 represents the best of the best from those parcels. The blend is hand-selected from our finest estate-grown wines and matured on their lees for at least five years in the traditional method. 1086 wines are characterised by their balance; acidity, length and texture are all beautifully judged and combine seamlessly on the palate.

Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker
Brad Greatrix, Winemaker

TO MAKE THE BEST WINE YOU NEED THE BEST PEOPLE, FROM VINEYARD TO WINERY

The sun-seeking, south-facing hills on which Nyetimber’s vineyards stand, and the renowned soils from which our vines take their nourishment, were millions of years in the making. In 1086, almost 1000 years ago, the peaceful valley of Nitimbreha made its first appearance in recorded history.

The estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the great survey of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror. It was coined as Nitimbreha likely referring to a newly timbered house or perhaps a small timber plantation. A deference to the rich extensive English history, our 1086 wines are therefore a homage to the estate which has been part of history for almost a millennium.

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