We consider Nyetimbers Classic Cuvee among the great, great sparkling wines of the world. One of a quality, elegance and finesse to find it routinely rivalling - indeed often exceeding - many from that most famous French appellation. An English sparkling wine that is simply not to be missed.
Leading wine critic Jancis Robinson MW described it well "So, perhaps Nyetimber really is the Krug of England. Or should we say that Krug is the Nyetimber of Champagne? Either way, I cannot recommend this exemplary, delicious, flag-bearing English sparkling wine highly enough, at any price. The quality Nyetimber is achieving is almost too good, and I mean that quite seriously."
- Johnny Wheeler, Chairman, FromVineyardsDirect.
How does the wine taste?
Customer Reviews (1)
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 we absolutely love the texture on the palate with its hint of creaminess.
"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."