Nyetimber – Tillington Single Vineyard 2009

Tillington Single Vineyard 2009 Book Cover Tillington Single Vineyard 2009
79% Pinot Noir & 21% Chardonnay

This rarity from Nyetimber is one of the finest English Sparkling Wines I have tried to date.

There were only 2900 bottles of this Single Vineyard release made. Unlike Nyetimber's usual Chardonnay biased blends, this is a blend of 79% Pinot Noir with 21% Chardonnay.

Intense nose of rich citrus, toasted sugar, with fruity red berry notes from the Pinot Noir. Really powerful and indulgent palate starting with fresh citrus and rich yeasty, baked pastry flavours.

Smooth strawberry and cherry flavours are finished off with long dry finish with tastes of biscuit and vanilla.

It's super rich, brilliantly complex, but comes with a hefty price tag. This is the sort of bottle to get in and keep for a really special occasion, perhaps English Sparkling Wine's answer to Krug or Dom Pérignon?

Winemakers Description:

Light gold and hints of silver colour with tiny bubbles on the eye. The nose begins with the toasted topping of crème brulee and meringue before the wine continues with time in the glass to open and build in intensity. Flavours of strawberry and cherry emerge. A great example of both power and freshness on the palate. Flavours of mandarin, & pastry proceed to a finish which is long and balanced and which introduces a flavour of vanilla.

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Founder of GreatBritishWine.com, John has been a prolific user on wine rating app Vivino for the last couple of years. Now a self appointed English Wine ambassador and with a mission to explore all corners of the UK to uncover the best producers and most exciting wines.