Now in its second vintage, Nyetimber continues to up the stakes in prestige English Sparkling. It’s made from the very best fruit from West Sussex, and is a blend of 45% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir and 11% Pinot Meunier.
The aromas are intricate and refined with a classic almond croissant and toasted nut complexity that leapt out of the glass immediately, supported by ripe English orchard fruit and citrus peel aromas.
To taste, the 1086 Vintage 2010 greets you with a vibrant, tangy citrus and orchard fruit fusion that softens to riper stone fruit flavours. The mid-taste is surrounded by a creamy, nutty nougat richness which envelops and complements the radiant fruit flavours.
This wine’s price (£150) and presentation makes a huge statement but it’s Nyetimber’s quality and precise approach that makes it a standout.