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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée Brut
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Nyetimber Classic Cuvée Brut NV

EnglandClassic Cuvee MV proves the maturity of Nyetimber, one of England's most lauded and recognized fizz producers. Only houses that can afford the resources of time and space to store wine over multiple vintages can produce a MV (or NV) blend. If you want to know exactly what years and grapes went into your individual bottle, when they were harvested, and when the wine was bottled and riddled, check the lot number printed on the back on www.nyetimber.com/wineinfo. I neglected to jot down the details of my bottle, sourced in California, though this 50-60 percent chardonnay, and 30-40 percent pinot noir, with the balance being meunier, all sourced from the winery's West Sussex and Hampshire vineyards. Individually parcel pressed, this underwent fermentation and time on lees in Elevage on the lees in stainless before blending (25-35 percent reserve wines) and approximately 30 months on the lees prior to release. This medium bodied wine carries yellow fruits and toasted stones along the cushioned palate, one that is held upright with a back bone of lemon acidity. That same citrus acidity easily balances out the 9.5 g/l RS and holds the wine in check. A griff of chalky texture lingers on the finish. Serious sparkler, seriously impressive.Tasted: 30 September 2018Tasted by: Prices: USA 70.00 USA Producer: NyetimberBlend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier