Tag: English sparkling wine

Notes from the vineyard: hitting the base (wines)

The work never stops for a winemaker: just as the New Year gets underway, Nyetimber’s Brad Greatrix is busy tasting through the 2017 base wines, considering their potential The first week back in January is one of the most exciting times of the year (we start well at Nyetimber!). This is because the base wines […]

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 […]

Notes from the vineyard: harvest

At Nyetimber the 2017 harvest is in, ready for the winemaking process to get underway. In his latest update, winemaker Brad Greatrix follows the fruit’s journey from vineyard to winery Harvest 2017 is has just drawn to a close at Nyetimber. As I write this, we’ve completed all of our picking, having first started with […]

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 […]