Did you know England makes effervescent bubbly wine? Well Nyetimber has been perfecting its craft for more than 30 years and let me tell you, it’s a fine product.
I had the pleasure of tasting its rosé a few weeks ago. Let’s start off with the packaging. Exuding elegance and grace, its beautiful blush labeling gives you a hint of what’s to come. And then you peel away the foil, hear that enthusiastic pop and begin to pour. Made from pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, the brut’s color is a bold blush. Once on the palate, it has small delicate bubbles and bright fruit notes.
It pairs well with seafood and veal but we opted to enjoy it for brunch at home and prepared eggs benedict topped with prosciutto. The fruit of the wine worked wonderfully with the Hollandaise and saltiness of the lightly fried ham. If you’re trying this at home and don’t have prosciutto readily available, try it with bacon.
Made from 100% estate grown grapes, they are hand harvested and produce award-winning wines (like its classic cuvee and blanc de blancs) that have been highly ranked by Wine Enthusiast. Its estate has been around for centuries with its first vines planted in 1988. Today Nyetimber owns 10 vineyards across West Sussex, Hampshire and Kent with about 700 acres under vine.
Next time you’re in the mood for a sparkling wine–whether for a celebration or a relaxing brunch at home–reach for a bottle of Nyetimber and let me know what you think.