Grape Pinot Noir
Producer Nyetimber Estate
Winemaker Cherie Spriggs Alcohol 12% Bottle size 75cl
Nyetimber planted their first grapes in 1988. The estate now has 8 vineyards in Sussex and Hampshire amounting to 152 acres. Head winemaker Cherie Spriggs was particularly impressed by the Pinot Noir coming from the Tillington vineyard in 2009. Cherie made a sparkling wine designed to emphasize the flavour of those specific grapes and blended with Chardonnay from the same vineyard created this exceptionally elegant wine.
Vibrant antique red rose colour, hint of copper tones, lovely tiny bubbles, red mango, honey, hints of star anise/cardamon and alyssum, red liquorice, red cherry and currant flavours, high intensity, with lovely round and full but soft texture. Finish is very long and full with redcurrant and hints of shortcrust pastry.
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