Nyetimber Classic Cuvée

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Nyetimber

Region: West Chiltington, West Sussex, England, UK

Appellation: Product of England

Type: Sparkling wine

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle Reference = LCCMV1702A01

Type of viticulture: Traditional

Grapes used: 62% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 8% Pinot Meunier

Blend: 20% of Reserve Wine

Winemaking details: Traditional Method (Méthode Champenoise)

Aging: 4 years on Lees

Sugar level: around 8.5 g/Liter

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Lemon
  • Intensity = Pale

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas = Apple, Lime, Pepper & Spicy aromas, Brioche, Pastry

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Slightly Off Dry
  • Acidity = Medium
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = Apple, Lime, Pepper & Spicy aromas, Brioche, Pastry
  • Other = Fine Bubbles
  • Finish = Medium +

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-8 years
    • Will not increase in complexity through aging
  • Retail Price = 48 euros (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = On price for the quality offered
  • Comparison with same price competition = Probably the best Sparkling wine from the UK, well placed compared to other sparkling
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not Suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Good Appetizer / Good with Sea Foods
  • Comments = Well-Balanced wine, Fine & Complex aromas for this Tête de Cuvée made by Nyetimber
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Great Wine
    • A- = Very Very Good
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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