Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, West Sussex/Hampshire
We've long considered Nyetimber's Classic Cuvée to be one of the best sparkling wines on the market. Its quality rivals - and indeed surpasses - many from that most famous of French regions. And given the fizz-worthy celebrations that approach with the marking of Queen Elizabeth IIs Platinum Jubilee, we thought you should know that were now offering the Classic Cuvée for £27.95 instead of £34.95 a bottle.
A celebration and a cuvée that are both quintessentially of our nation and a perfect opportunity to toast the monarch. Secure a case or two now and ensure Nyetimbers elegance and finesse reigns over your occasion.
- Esme Johnstone, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
How does the wine taste?
Its fine, persistent mousse, delicate balance of orchard fruit, zesty citrus and its toasty, biscuity quality are just to die for. A deep, post-tasting breath reveals notes of almond and pastry, not to mention I absolutely love the texture on the palate with its hint of creaminess.
What do the critics say?
"The NV Classic Cuvée is a blend of 50-60% Chardonnay, 30-40% Pinot Noir and 10-20% Pinot Meunier. This particular Cuvée is based on the 2013 vintage, augmented by contributions from 2010 and 2011, also 20% of the 2009 vintage. It spent three years on the lees. It has a generous bouquet with red apple, fresh pear and a touch of Mirabelle. I appreciate the vigor and intensity here. The palate displays fine delineation with hints of strawberry and cherry, nicely weighted in the mouth with a brisk and tensile finish. The Classic Cuvée has long given pleasure and it continues to do so."
Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2017
"We have all read for a while now about the chalkstone seam that reaches from Champagne to Kent, Sussex & beyond, with its virtually identical mineral content. Eric van Heerema has spent a very large fortune perfecting this sparkling wine below the Sussex downs and the result is quite remarkable."
David Campbell, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
"This is a class act. Fresh white breadcrumb and crisp, ripe red apple combine to create an appetizing nose. The lively fizz on the palate makes the tart but ripe red-apple notions stand out, painted against a mellow, yeasty backdrop and resonant, bready depth. This wine is crisp and rich in equal measure, bold and full flavored, yet elegant and smooth. Outstanding freshness, brightness and purity become apparent on the long finish."