Notes from the vineyard: riddle me this

As we continue to follow life at Nyetimber, we leave the vines behind for the winery this month, as Brad Greatrix examines two important stages in sparkling wine production – riddling and disgorgement – and their impact on the wine’s flavour Nyetimber, like all the best sparkling wine-producers in the world, uses the “traditional method” […]

Notes from the vineyard: flowering

This month Nyetimber Winemaker Brad Greatrix discusses the flowering process, considering the future of the vineyard’s early buds – and potential threats For those that have been following this series, you’ll recall I mentioned that two critical periods during the growing season are budburst and flowering. Towards the end of June is when the flowering […]

Notes from the vineyard: a waiting game

Continuing our series following life at Nyetimber, this month winemaker Brad Greatrix explains exactly what happens to the wine during and after its all-important second fermentation In English vineyards we’re currently in between two important viticultural stages – budburst and flowering. We discussed budburst in the previous instalment of this blog, and I’ll cover the all-important […]

Malbec: from lame duck to Latin lothario

Ahead of Malbec World Day on 17th April, Amanda Barnes explores the grape’s past, present and future Although best known as Malbec, this grape variety has over a thousand synonyms, according to French ampelographer Pierre Galet. Côt, Auxerrois, Doux Noir and Pressac are just a few. Its multiple monikers are an ode to the variety’s […]