English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber made history with the launch of the first English prestige cuvées last month. We were so impressed with the first two vintages, Nyetimber 1086 2009 and Nyetimber 1086 Rosé 2010, that we decided to test them against champagnes of a similar price tag.
As such, we assembled an expert panel of critics, including Jancis Robinson MW, and a broad range of prestige cuvée champagnes, including Dom Pérignon 2009, Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006, for an eye-opening blind tasting at 67 Pall Mall.
The experience was an educational one that ultimately proved how well-suited the triumvirate of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes are to the climate of southern England.
Read Jancis Robinson’s write-up of the event here.