I was very impressed by this new single-plot English sparkling wine from Nyetimber. It claims to be ‘the first single vineyard sparkling wine from England with all the grapes specifically selected from a single vineyard site’. The idea for this wine was prompted by the discovery of an extraordinary parcel of Pinot noir, and Chardonnay from the same vineyard was included in the blend. It’s an expensive wine, tilting at the top, but it’s fabulous.
Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard 2009 England
Ripe and fruity with lovely fine, complex ripe red apple, white peach, cherry and citrus notes. Beautiful harmony on the palate which combines concentration and finesse. Great precision and purity here with subtle toasty notes and some richness, but also nice finesse. Young but already pure and complex. 94/100 (UK retail is £75)
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