Tag: English sparkling wine

Notes from the vineyard: véraison

As that back-to-school feeling fades, and we start to feel a definite autumnal chill in the air, harvest approaches for the northern hemisphere. At Nyetimber the grapes have just undergone the key stage of véraison: here, winemaker Brad Greatrix explains its importance Our vines are currently passing through véraison – a significant and interesting time […]

Notes from the vineyard: riddle me this

As we continue to follow life at Nyetimber, we leave the vines behind for the winery this month, as Brad Greatrix examines two important stages in sparkling wine production – riddling and disgorgement – and their impact on the wine’s flavour Nyetimber, like all the best sparkling wine-producers in the world, uses the “traditional method” […]

Notes from the vineyard: flowering

This month Nyetimber Winemaker Brad Greatrix discusses the flowering process, considering the future of the vineyard’s early buds – and potential threats For those that have been following this series, you’ll recall I mentioned that two critical periods during the growing season are budburst and flowering. Towards the end of June is when the flowering […]

Our new English Sparkling Wine

As we release the maiden vintage of our own-label English Sparkling Wine, Charlie Holland – winemaker at Gusbourne – follows its four-year journey to fruition. The story of this wine really starts with the 2011 vintage in Kent. The spring of that year was unusually hot and resulted in an early flowering. The heat didn’t […]