At Nyetimber, we are passionate about gastronomy and celebrating the exceptional, so to mark the launch of the 2010 vintage of Nyetimber 1086, we visited Lympstone Manor, the glorious Michelin-starred hotel overlooking the Exe estuary owned by Michael Caines, and spoke to him about the dedication required to create a truly exceptional dish. Like Nyetimber 1086, Lympstone Manor was the realisation of a vision, and captures perfectly the spirit of the exceptional.
Nyetimber 1086 wines are characterised by their balance: complexity, length and texture are all beautifully represented and combine seamlessly upon the palate. A blend of 45% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunier, the 2010 vintage has an elegant pale golden colour, and complex aromas including fresh grapefruit, nougat and a fine minerality. The palate is both delicate and yet generous with great intensity and a lovely touch of vanilla on the delightfully long finish.