The Winter Olympics har in full flow and every Norwegian is stuck in front of the TV to cheer our great Olympians. As of writing this blog Norway have won five gold medals and 12 all together so ample opportunity to celebrate! Normaly we would pop a Champagne but as readers of this blog will know, there is another country making great sparkling wine that we here love, great wine from England. So this week we celebrate with one of England finest.
The Nyetimber winery planted their first vines in 1988 and it was the holy trinity of sparkling wine grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – found a new home in the lee of the South Downs. The vines are perfectly suited to the greensand and chalk soils of Sussex, Hampshire and Kent. The gentle south-facing slopes allow for the best possible exposure to the English sunshine, ensuring the grapes achieve the optimum level of ripeness before harvest.
You can find four different wines from Nyetimber on the Vinmonopol, but it is the Classic Cuve we’re opening to celebrate our fine Olympians.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 409,90 kr'
A lovely pale golden colour. So fresh and fruity on the nose with lemon, lime and green apples. Good acidity and minerality gives adds to the length and freshness. Very easy t drink, but also has the wight to handle food. Great as an aperitif, but also will also handle most foods with ease.