Nyetimber Classic Cuvee - Waitrose

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee


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Vegan Award - IWC medal: Commended (2008 Vintage)
Vintage: 2008
Region: Sussex , England
Colour: White
Style: Dry
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 12.0% vol
Considered one of England’s best wines, this is made in the true champagne fashion using traditional grape varieties and production techniques. The result is creamy and rich with notes of brioche and a refreshing citrus twist. A classically structured wine that lasts and lasts on the palate.

Nyetimber had a superb year in 2009, with successes including winning the IWSC Trophy for ‘Best Worldwide Sparkling Wine’ for an unprecedented third time and the IWSC ‘UK Wine Producer of the Year’ trophy for the fourth time.

Waitrose stocks more English wines than any other leading retailer.

In the press

“The Classic Cuvée blends champagne grape varieties of chardonnay, pinot noir and a little pinot meunier, and is gorgeously nutty with a crystalline spine of acidity.” David Williams, www.guardian.observer.co.uk, 15 May 2011: (2005 vintage)

“Nyetimber was the wine that first got people really excited about the potential of English fizz, and many rate it as the country’s best. The Classic Cuvée is tight and complex with a subtle toasty richness and lovely fresh citrussy fruit.” Jamie Goode, Sunday Express, 19 September 2010: (2005 vintage)

Sussex has quietly gained a reputation as a sparkling wine region to be reckoned with. It has a similar climate and soil to that found in the Champagne region of France and has produced award-winning sparkling white and rosé wines from numerous vineyards.

At Waitrose we pride ourselves on taking English wine seriously and we truly believe in supporting our local producers. Today, there are more than 1,000 hectares of vines under cultivation in the UK, which are mainly located throughout the southern half of England.

For the past few years the quality of English wine has improved significantly and we are now producing everything from fresh Loire-styles to floral, delicate Mosel-style wines. The most commonly planted grapes are German varieties like Müller-Thurgau and hybrid varieties such as Seyval Blanc. The best have a verdant hedgerow, elderflower and hawthorn blossom perfume that is typical of the country. Other grapes like Bacchus and Ortega are well worth looking out for.