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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: 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 […]

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 […]