The Nyetimber estate counts three major milestones in its history. Its earliest beginnings saw it 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 second milestone was the planting of the first vines, almost 900 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.
And thirdly, Eric Heerema became the Owner and Custodian of Nyetimber in 2006, believing that the estate, with its ideal soil and location, had yet to achieve its full potential. Eric recruited Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs and Winemaker Brad Greatrix, who both shared his vision of crafting the finest English sparkling wines. And 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.
A wine designed with food very much in mind, our Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage was initially made to complement delicate British desserts, but it is equally well-suited to gently spiced and fragrant savoury dishes. This cuvee has the delicate sweetness of honey notes, balanced with pure citrus lemon and tangerine flavours and a refreshing minerality. Elegant, delicate and fresh, it works particularly well with richer foods.
One of Nyetimber’s most versatile sparkling wines, their Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage works with everything from classic English desserts such as strawberries and cream to aromatic cuisines of Japan, China and Thailand.
Simply fabulous with strawberries & cream, fruit tarts, afternoon tea, meringue dishes or spiced & fragrant Asian cuisine – Chinese, Japanese or Thai!
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