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1086 Prestige Cuvée 2009
1086 Prestige Cuvée 2009 is Nyetimber’s magnum opus. Fashioned from their finest West Sussex estate-grown fruit, it spent more than six years ageing on the lees and over two in the bottle post-disgorgement. The result is a world-class sparkling wine brimming with notes of treacle tart, pecan pie, baklava, tarte aux pommes, Granny Smith apple, mushroom risotto, oyster shell, sea spray, toast and a squeeze of refreshing lemon juice. The only downside is that only 2,600 bottles were produced, so availability is likely to be fleeting. Especially considering that a month after its release, 1086 Prestige Cuvée had already beaten prestige cuvées from the likes of Lanson, Charles Heidsieck, Dom Perignon, Louis Roederer and Philipponnat in a blind tasting attended by industry experts including Jancis Robinson. We recommend taking your time over this benchmark-setting sparkling wine, not only will it improve in the bottle, but it also evolves beautifully in the glass. And on that matter, we suggest serving it in a wine glass, this will allow it to unfurl like a peacock.
Launched a millennia after the ‘Nitimbreha’ estate was first recorded in the Domesday Book and 30 years since Nyetimber planted their first vines, the 1086 Premium Cuvée Range looks set to propel English Sparkling Wine to new heights and will only be crafted in exceptional vintages. Not content with being just one of the UK’s most celebrated producers and rivalling the competition in Champagne, these wines may put clear water between Nyetimber and the rest of the field. The team of Cherie Spriggs, Brad Greatrix and Eric Heerema fell in love with our south coast because, from a vinous perspective, “there’s something really special happening in England.” Prized for the elegance of their wines, Nyetimber is a force to be reckoned with on an international scale.
£20 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2911351
Style No.: 720387
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12%
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