Tag: Winemaking

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 […]

Cask strength

The vessels that take wine from grape to bottle, through fermentation and maturation, have a huge impact on how it tastes. Here Martin Hudson MW explores the world of barriques and botte, concrete and clay The oldest archaeological records of wine storage involve clay pots, rather than wooden vessels. Whether wood was used in ancient […]

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” […]