Tag: English Wine

Notes from the vineyard: blending

At this time of year, the main focus in the winery at Nyetimber is on blending and preparing the 2017 harvest wines for bottling. Winemaker Brad Greatrix talks us through the process Blending is a fascinating and exciting process, one where the wines literally come to life. It’s cliché to talk about this as creating a […]

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: 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 […]