Winemaker, Cherie Spriggs, is central to every decision that gets made at Nyetimber. She assesses each and every handpicked vineyard individually. This means choosing the optimal time to harvest the grapes, supervising their gentle pressing and their eventual vinification in stainless steel tanks. This level of knowledge allows her to make informed decisions about blending wines the following spring.
Southern England is perfect for the production of sparkling wine. The chalk seam that supplies Champagne grapes with the perfect green sand and chalky soil to flourish is the very same that runs under the lee of the South Downs. This is where, sheltered from the coastal winds, Nyetimber's vines are planted across eight separate sites. The climate here allows for the slow ripening of their grapes, allowing them to achieve the optimum level of acidity for the wine, as well as the complexity and finesse that they strive for. At Nyetimber they only use grapes from their own vineyards. Prior to harvest, the grapes are tasted to ensure the best flavour development before picking. And if they aren’t up to standard? They simply won’t use them.
All Nyetimber's wines are made according to the traditional 'méthode champenoise', ageing them for extended periods of time and giving the bottles sufficient post-disgorgement time before release.
Nyetimber Rosé is a beautiful sunset pink colour. The aromas include a charming mix of red fruits alongside intriguing spice with notes of anise and lavender. The palate has a creamy, round texture with refreshing flavours of redcurrant, raspberry and cherry flavours. Suggestions of brioche lead into an elegant and silky finish.