This is Nyetimbers' Rose sparkling wine made according to the traditional Champagne method, using the three famous grapes of Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. They are aged for extended periods of time to build complexity and flavour.
The Nyetimber estate was named in the Domesday Book in 1086, almost 1,000 years ago, when the peaceful valley of Nitimbreha made its first appearance in recorded history. (It’s believed Nitimbreha refers to a newly timbered house or perhaps a small timber plantation.) The first vines were planted almost 902 years later, in 1988, when the holy trinity of sparkling wine grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – found a new home in the lee of the South Downs.
Since then, Nyetimber wines have gone on to achieve global acclaim, winning international awards and blind-tasting competitions, as well as being recognised by some of the world’s most celebrated wine experts.