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Nyetimber

For the last quarter-century, England has played a very special role in the world of wines – an exotic in moist and chilly northern Europe.

When you think of England you might think of umbrellas, charm, and bowler hats. Specifically umbrellas, since British weather is famously rainy. Few people know that winegrowing in England is historically documented back to the 7th century. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the climate is mild enough for certain types of grapes to grow and fully ripen. The change in climate during recent decades has brought some advantages to English winemakers, improving growth conditions and encouraging many to try their luck at winegrowing.

Sparkling wines from Nyetimber

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Parker 91+ Points
Nyetimber 1086 rosé 2010
Only 23 Bottles
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Nyetimber brut Blanc de Blancs 2014
Only 18 Bottles
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Parker 90 Points
Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Demi Sec, Multi Vintage
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Parker 91 Points
Nyetimber brut Classic Cuvee, Multi Vintage
Only 18 Bottles
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from Nyetimber

In Stock
Parker 90 Points
Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Demi Sec, Multi Vintage
In Stock
Nyetimber brut Classic Cuvee 2010
Only 3 Bottles
Vegan
In Stock
Parker 91 Points
Nyetimber brut Classic Cuvee, Multi Vintage
Only 18 Bottles
Vegan
In Stock
Parker 92 Points
Nyetimber brut Tillington Single Vineyard 2013

Nyetimber was founded as a winery in 1988. However, the estate is much older; it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book (a famous land registry) in 1086. Embedded in the peaceful green landscape of West Sussex, with its carefully restored medieval buildings and houses, Nyetimber is a small gem that can transfer us into a far distant era.

Nyetimber was the first winery in England to grow champagne grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, all with the aim of producing the best English sparkling wine through respecting the “méthode traditionnelle”. In the early 1990s, the first bottle left the winery and even beat some champagnes in various competitions.

The winegrowers Cherie Spriggs and her husband Brad Greatrix, both with international experience, have been responsible for all steps of the wine production since 2007. 170 hectares of grapes grow on eight different south-facing sites in Sussex and Hampshire on precious chalk soil similar to that found in the Champagne. Ever since the couple arrived at Nyetimber, they have worked to improve production processes. The inventory of reserve wines was and will be increased on a regular basis in order to create a non-vintage Classic Cuvée according to the Champagne model. At the other end of the production line is the Tillington Single Vineyard, the first English vintage sparkling wine from a single vineyard. A Rosé Non-Vintage and a Blanc de Blancs that will only be bottled during the best Chardonnay years, supplement this extraordinary sparkling wine experience.

Learn more about Nyetimber in this video: Master Class Series: Brad Greatrix (Winemaker) and Marc Almert (Chef Sommelier Baur au Lac and Baur au Lac Vins and ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019)

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Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

Grape growers, producers of Cognac and innovative spirits

 

“Time is of the essence for creating high-quality spirits” (Jérôme Tessendier)

 

The Tessendier & Fils Distillery, established in 1880, is a family-run business based in Cognac and Jarnac, on the banks of the Charente, which produces a diverse portfolio of high-quality Cognacs (see Cognac Park) with a modern twist. The heirs, Jérôme and Lilian Tessendier, have succeeded in modernising the family business in the face of the international dimension of the market: first by creating their own brand of Cognac, then by drawing on their ancestral savoir-faire to refine other types of spirits. This knowledge was forged over time, improved from generation to generation and is now shared by the Tessendier Distillery through three Cognac series (Park, Campagnère, Grand Breuil), each with its own unique character, its own history.

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Standish / Dan Standish

Standish / Dan Standish

The Standish Wine company was founded in 1999 by Dan Standish. He started at that time with a small, family-owned plot of almost hundred-year-old Shiraz vines in the heart of the Barossa Valley, in the sub-region of Vine Vale. He is part of the sixth generation of immigrants who settled here in 1848. In his career, Dan Standish gained experience not only in his home country, but also in California, Spain and France. He is passionate about the great wines of the Rhône Valley.

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Weingut Rings

Weingut Rings

Weingut Rings, part of the Palatinate’s vineyard premier league, lies embedded in the sun-drenched Palatinate, right in the middle of the Freinsheim winegrowing district. For more than a decade, the new generation of the Rings family has been passionately concentrating on the ecological production of high quality dry wines. The hallmarks of Weingut Rings are well-balanced, dense wines with pronounced character and great cellar potential.

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