Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Nyetimber's Tillington Single Vineyard 2009 - The Next Step for English Fizz


It's been in the pipeline for quite some time now but Nyetimber's single vineyard sparkling wine is set to become available next month through Liberty wines.

In an ode to the 'Clos' of Champagne, Nyetimber's Tillington Single Vineyard 2009 sparkling wine is definitely unique - they claim it is the first ever single vineyard English sparkler.

The idea for the wine came about when Cherie Spriggs, the winemaker at Nyetimber, was blown away with the quality of the Pinot Noir grapes grown in the vineyard. Although, surprisingly for a SV wine, the blend is 79% Pinot Noir and 21% Chardonnay.

Judging by the quality of the rest of the Nyetimber range, there is no doubt that the Tillington will be spectacular, but at £75 a bottle, you would hope so.

Of the 2,900 bottles produced, just 2,500 will be made available on the market. If you are lucky enough to come across one, I would buy it straight away and run home, like you found the ticket to Willy Wonka's place in a chocolate bar. This wine will disappear quickly!

I personally think this is a great move for English wine generally: it is a natural progression and a wine that will go down in history. Nyetimber are a favourite of mine anyway, as the quality is always top notch, so if I manage to get my hands on a bottle I will be a very happy chappy!

Tillington is set to be released on 10th September at the Liberty Wines portfolio tasting.
To get your taste-buds geared up for it, why not get yourself a bottle of the Nyetimber Classic Cuvée which is currently on special offer at £23.99 at Majestic (in fact, get several. One is NEVER enough). Well worth a try if you haven't had it before!

The Demi-Sec is pretty special too, it was one of my English Sparkling Wine 3 Homegrown Favourites...

Basically, they're all pretty good. Buy them all. Thank me later.

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