Notes from the vineyard: settling

As much of the country is dusted with snow, something else is settling in the tanks at Nyetimber. In his final post for 2017, winemaker Brad Greatrix follows the festive season in the winery Most of our tanks have now finished their fermentation processes and are starting a slow, natural clarification by settling. We’ll be […]

Consider the trimmings

As festive meal-planning gets underway, Ed Smith – author of On the Side and the man behind rocketandsquash.com – provides food for thought when it comes to deciding which bottles to uncork on 25th December Are you agonising over what wines to uncork this Christmas? Perhaps you think that decision rests with the question of […]

Notes from the vineyard: fermentation

With harvest done and dusted, and the juice safely in tank, Nyetimber’s winemaker Brad Greatrix details what happens next for the 2017 grapes, as the first fermentation gets underway It’s now been three weeks since the last of our grapes were harvested. It’s always a relieving and happy moment when all the fruit is inside […]

Sangenís i Vaqué: a family affair

Sangenís i Vaqué, based on the dramatic and rugged slops of Priorat, is a family winery with a unique approach. Here, Catalan-based wine writer Miquel Hudin shares a little of the estate’s history and future Having roots in Spain’s Priorat wine region means having a family that has seen some incredibly bleak times. While in […]