With the ongoing Brexit debacle, one of the few good things to come out of jolly ole England is Nyetimber. Having released its 2013 vintage Blanc de Blancs in Singapore, this particular vintage is the ninth release of the wine since the estate's humble beginnings in 1988.
Grapes were used from Nyetimber’s two vineyards— from Hampshire where the vines are grown on chalk soils and from West Sussex which lies on Greensand soils. Chardonnay grapes are pressed, settled and then the majority are fermented in stainless steel vats while French oak is used for the rest of the process.
You can expect a pleasing pale gold hue from the 2013 Blanc de Blancs and delicate aromas of floral and citrus, trailed by subtle vanilla and toast flavours. Palate-wise, there’s a creaminess to it followed by a drawn-out slight lemony finish.
If you're looking for something that's less sweet, the brand has also launched the Cuvee Chérie. This demi-sec wine matches the spice of our local dishes with its delicate sweetness. At first sight: this effervescent wine has light golden hues and a slight silver undertone and hints of lemon, mineral, honey and tangerine work the nose. The palate starts with a sweet lemon that concludes with a crisp acidity.
Nytimber's 2013 Blanc de Blancs and Cuvee Chérie retail for SGD138 and SGD98 respectively and are available online.