Sussex grower Nyetimber has released the first demi–sec made in England. Nyetimber Demi-Sec, like all wines made at the West Sussex winery, is created from 100 percent of estate-grown grapes, allowing owner Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs to guide the grapes through the complete process, from viticulture to vinification to cellaring.
Spriggs says: “In order to be taken seriously, a sparkling wine producer needs to have a demi-sec in its portfolio. A classic brut doesn’t have the richness or the unctuous character needed to successfully pair with dessert. Nyetimber demi-sec was deliberately crafted to complement a range of fare, from classic pastries to rice pudding to Panetone.”
Tasting notes for the wine are that it has a light golden hue. Aromas of pure lemon and Acacia honey are accented by a hint of tangerine. The palate of lemon curd is underlined by crisp acidity and purity, with minerality on the finish.
The wine retails with an RSP of £35 at Harvey Nichols and selected outlets.
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