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Nyetimber brut Blanc de Blancs
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Nyetimber brut Blanc de Blancs

Sussex, English Sparkling Wine, 2013

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Nyetimber
Origin: United Kingdom / West Sussex
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Article nr. 60059713
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Nyetimber
Origin: United Kingdom / West Sussex

Description

Pale gold in colour with tiny, delicate bubbles. Floral and lime aromas lead on to rich notes of pastry and brioche. On the palate, fresh citrus flavours are balanced with an underlying minerality and a toasty intensity. Very fine and elegant with a long, complex finish.

Attributes

Origin: United Kingdom / West Sussex
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Ripening potential: 10 to 12 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Vinification: bottle fermentation, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking, in small boxes
Maturation: on the yeast, long cultivation
Maturation duration: 60 months
Volume: 12.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producers

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.

Grape varieties

Chardonnay

King or beggar?

Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.