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Blanc de Blancs

2014

An elegant wine of complexity and delicacy

Crafted from a single vintage and given extended time on lees, this pure expression of Chardonnay was the first style ever produced at Nyetimber and marked the start of our pioneering journey in the early 1990’s.

BLANC DE BLANCS

Light gold hue and a fine, delicate mousse. Aromas of citrus and honeysuckle lead into subtle brioche and vanilla characters. The palate offers generous yet elegant notes of baked lemon and white peach with the warmth of the vintage shining through. Subtle mineral notes accentuate the fresh, crisp acidity, leading to a long and complex finish.

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GRAPE VARIETY
100% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL (ABV)
12.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
9.5 g/L
ACIDITY
7.7 g/L
WINE pH
3.0
REGION
West Sussex & Hampshire
NyetimberBlanc de Blancs review
WINE LIBRARY
A warm start to the year saw a slightly earlier budburst than average, contributing to some frost damage in the Hampshire vineyards. Fine and warm weather continued through to July, with good and timely flowering and fruitset. A cooler August followed, slightly delaying veraison, but a warm September led to gradual ripening of all three varieties before harvest began in the first week of October. Overall, the warm, fine conditions of the growing season led to an excellent quality harvest with ripe fruit flavours and beautifully balanced acidity.
Lovely pale gold in colour with a fine bead. This Blanc de Blancs shows our classic signature of delicate floral and citrus aromas followed by subtle vanilla and toast flavours, but now with a pure crystalline core thanks to the inclusion of Chardonnay from our Hampshire vineyards. A long, complex finish makes this a wine to be savoured.

Residual Sugar: 9.5 g/L
Acidity: 7.5 g/L
Wine pH: 3.14
Region: West Sussex & Hampshire
Lovely pale gold in colour with a fine bead – this Blanc de Blancs is the essence of pure Chardonnay. The aromas and flavours are in perfect harmony, beginning with delicate floral and citrus followed by subtle vanilla and toast. A long, complex finish makes this a wine to be savoured.

Residual Sugar: 10.0 g/L
Acidity: 8.5 g/L
Wine pH: 3.0
Region: West Sussex
Pale gold in colour with tiny, delicate bubbles. Floral and lime aromas lead on to rich notes of pastry and brioche. On the palate, fresh citrus flavours are balanced with an underlying minerality and a toasty intensity. Very fine and elegant with a long, complex finish.

Residual Sugar: 10.5 g/L
Acidity: 8.5 g/L
Wine pH: 2.94
Region: West Sussex
A lovely pale straw-yellow colour. The essence of purity, with a rich nose of bergamots, Philadelphus and Granny Smith apples followed by racy citrus fruits and focused minerality on the palate.

Residual Sugar: 12.0 g/L
Acidity: 13.0 g/L
Wine pH: 2.9
Region: West Sussex
Aromas of peach and citrus, along with floral notes and an almond pastry character on the nose of this classic, elegant golden wine. On the palate, the wine starts with lovely lemon and lime flavours. Gentle bubbles and texture create a delightful body, balance and freshness.

Residual Sugar: 12.0 g/L
Acidity: 10.5 g/L
Wine pH: 2.9
Region: West Sussex
This wine radiates a charming straw-yellow colour with hints of green and a fine bead with delicate mousse. The nose displays flavours of lemon and baked apple, white flower and vanilla. On the palate, there is a zesty green apple entry followed quickly by baked lemon and minerals. The wine is structured with a tangy acidity and uplifting citrus characters that continue on the finish.

Residual Sugar: 12.0 g/L
Acidity: 12.2 g/L
Wine pH: 2.94
Region: West Sussex
Light amber in colour, this wine's leading aromas are of lime and white flowers. Spices and vanilla add a wonderful interest to its character along with hints of toast. Baked citrus gives this wine a great entry followed by roasted nut flavours which add complexity. It is vibrant and linear with excellent creamy bubbles creating a pleasant mouthfeel. The finish is long with brisk acidity, green apple flavours and minerality.

Residual Sugar: 12.0 g/L
Acidity: 9.2 g/L
Wine pH: 3.2
Region: West Sussex
Mellow gold in colour with hints of green, this wine has a fine bead and delicate mousse. The nose displays powerful aromas of lemon, spice and vanilla with subtle notes of caramel and minerality. A clean fresh citrus entry on the palate is quickly followed by classic Chardonnay characters of baked lemon and minerals. The bubbles are soft and give a lovely delicacy to the wine. The long finish is full of citrus and toast.

Residual Sugar: 11.0 g/L
Acidity: 10.0 g/L
Wine pH: 3.17
Region: West Sussex
This wine has an impressive golden colour, particularly for its age and delicate bubbles. Still exuding a freshness after all these years, honey and lemon candy on the nose alongside delectable mature characters like crème brûlée and toast. On the palate, the wine has a soft and rich entry that progresses nicely to toast and flavours of pie crust. The mid palate is very rich while mature Chardonnay characters of hazelnut and vanilla bean make for a long intriguing finish. Gentle bubbles add to the voluptuous mouthfeel which is tickled by a lively acidity.

Residual Sugar: 8.0 g/L
Acidity: 9.0 g/L
Wine pH: 3.2
Region: West Sussex

PERFECT PAIRINGS

With over four years on its lees, gives our Blanc de Blancs a rounded yet fresh and elegant finish, perfect with:

  • WHITE CRAB
  • DOVER SOLE
  • MUSSELS
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  • AN INTERESTING AND BALANCED WINE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE FOR SOME TIME TO COME.

    Clinton Cawood
    IMBIBE.COM

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