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Nyetimber 1086 2009

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Description & Technical Information
Since planting their first vines in 1988, Nyetimber have grown to become one of the leading names in the English sparkling wine industry. Nyetimber were the first English producer to create sparkling wine from the holy trinity of grape varieties found in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. They create all their sparkling wines solely from grapes grown on their estate, which now spans over 170-hectares in the South Downs.

Nyetimber 1086 is hand-selected from the finest estate-grown wines and matured on their lees for at least five years in the traditional method. In 1086, almost 1,000 years ago, the peaceful valley of Nitimbreha made its first appearance in recorded history. The estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the great survey of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror. It was coined as Nitimbreha likely referring to a newly timbered house or perhaps a small timber plantation. A deference to the rich extensive English history, the 1086 wines are therefore a homage to the estate which has been part of history for almost a millennium. Only 2,600 bottles and 40 magnums produced and each wine spends two years in the bottle post disgorgement.

Weather: 2009 vintage conditions; the average temperatures were as expected judging from the weather in the last decade. The wines progressed as expected. Flowering started around the middle of June under good conditions, vérasions during the last week of August and harvest early in October. Weather in August and September was great with sunshine and warmth, the grapes at the time of harvest were at optimum ripeness.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: West Sussex
Grape Varieties: 46% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir, 11% Meunier
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: July 2016
Dosage: 9 g/l
Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
Drink: Now to 2038

Tasting Note: A well balanced acidity on the palate with alluring aromas of honey, pastry and roasted nuts. A smooth mouthfeel with abundance of citrus and orchard fruits. The finish is long and complex with slight brioche notes.
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Expert Reviews
Jancis Robinson MW
“46% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir, 11% Pinot Meunier. Six years' ageing on lees. Dosage 9 g/l. Disgorged July 2016. Mytik Diam technological cork.
Tasted blind. Tiny bead. Some caramel on the nose. Rather loosely textured with some green-apple character. The wine with the highest apparent acid level – which may well be a clue as to its origins. Sweet and sour, this improved in the glass.
Drink 2017-2027”
News Articles
  1. Prestige Cuvées – Nyetimber v Champagne

    Prestige Cuvées – Nyetimber v Champagne

    October 26, 2018

    "That English sparkling wine v champagne blind comparison moves up a notch or two." Read Jancis Robinson's report of our recent Nyetimber 1086 vs Champagne Prestige Cuvées blind tasting at 67 Pall Mall.
  2. Nyetimber 1086 vs Champagne Prestige Cuvées

    Nyetimber 1086 vs Champagne Prestige Cuvées

    October 25, 2018

    English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber made history with the launch of the first English prestige cuvées last month. Our panel of expert critics, including Jancis Robinson MW, blind tasted these groundbreaking wines alongside a range of prestige cuvée champagnes.
  3. A Moment in History for English Sparkling Wine: Nyetimber 1086

    A Moment in History for English Sparkling Wine: Nyetimber 1086

    September 28, 2018

    Since 1988, Nyetimber have been busy revolutionising English sparkling wine and this week they raised the bar again with the launch of their new prestige cuvée range '1086'. We tasted the new vintage-dated sparkling white and sparkling rosé at The Ritz launch event.
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