Tag: 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: 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: labelling

In this month’s post following goings-on at Nyetimber, winemaker Brad Greatrix comments on how sometimes what’s on, rather than in, the bottle matters In the vineyard, we’ve recently passed through a stage of the growing season called “bunch closure”. We are very thankful for the incredible spell of warm weather that we’ve had in the […]

Notes from the vineyard: a waiting game

Continuing our series following life at Nyetimber, this month winemaker Brad Greatrix explains exactly what happens to the wine during and after its all-important second fermentation In English vineyards we’re currently in between two important viticultural stages – budburst and flowering. We discussed budburst in the previous instalment of this blog, and I’ll cover the all-important […]