The Tillington story began for the Nyetimber Estate in 2009 when head winemaker Cherie Spriggs discovered an extraordinary parcel of Pinot Noir at the Tillington site, near Petworth, with a fantastic fruit character. This parcel is then blended with specially selected Chardonnay grapes – also exclusively from the Tillington vineyard – which add elegance and finesse to the wine. The 2010 vintage followed and now the exceptional 2013 is here. 2013 produced powerful Pinot Noir and minerally Chardonnay, so this is arguably the best Tillington yet. Fine bubbles with aromas of strawberries and raspberries thanks to the 76% Pinot Noir in the blend (the remaining 22% being Chardonnay). Delicate and complex fruit on the palate with some notes of toasted almonds, pastry and praline. Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard 2013 is an exemplary English Sparkling Wine of elegance, richness and a textured, decadent finish.
“76% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay grown in a single West Sussex vineyard. RS 9.7 g/l. Tasted blind. Quite deep gold. Putty nose, nicely integrated. Not too tart. Quite assertive. Some attractive evolution on this. Lots of nuance here. Not that long but a very good effort.” – 17.5 Pts, Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com
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