Thursday, March 26th 2020.
Six-course tasting Nyetimber Dinner with wines to match.
Michael and the team are extremely delighted and proud to be able to welcome Brad Greatrix and Cherie Spriggs to the Manor on March 26th where they will step foot out of the winery as our guests of honour for this special, money can’t buy experience.
Brad and Cherie form the power couple behind the illustrious Nyetimber – the world-renowned English sparkling wine producer, set in the splendour of West Sussex. Having originally moved to the UK from Canada, they have been involved in the English wine trade for almost 12 years and are very much at the forefront of the industry. Their attention to detail is spectacular and their dedication to their craft is a wonderful fusion of traditional reverence and fearless innovation. The wines they have lovingly created and nurtured over their time at Nyetimber have quickly taken the brand from strength to strength.
In 2018, Cherie was named as the Sparkling Wine Maker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge. This is a notable accolade for anyone who receives it, but even more so as it is the first time a winemaker from outside Champagne has won this award in the history of the International Wine Challenge.
One of their keys to success is that they fuse traditional methods of winemaking with the merits and methods of modern science. Grapes are handpicked and small parcels are individually assessed for quality by Cherie herself. Having singled out anything up to 90 unique parcels from across the vineyard, Cherie and Brad then bring together a fusion of artistic flair and scientific precision to create their unique wines.
All of Nyetimber’s sparkling wines are also aged for extended periods of time, allowing the lees to interact and engage with the wine. Always ensuring that they are paying attention to the details that make a difference, Cherie and Brad began experimenting a number of years ago with ways to reduce oxygen levels in the bottles and limit outside influences as much as possible.
To reduce the effect of light, they use amber glass bottles. To remove oxygen, they flush the bottles with nitrogen before filling them. To prevent the cork from altering the taste of the wine, they started using Diam corks more than a decade ago – which are flushed with Carbon Dioxide to extract the volatile compounds of cork and eradicate the molecules responsible for giving a taste to the wine, especially those causing cork taint.
The 1086 Prestige Cuvee, so named after the Nyetimber’s mention in the Domesday Book, is the pinnacle of winemaking for the company. Guests on our Nyetimber evening can look forward to enjoying a six-course tasting menu, with Brad and Cherie introducing each paired wine, chosen to match Michael’s cuisine, while giving a full story and information behind each.
Event: £255 per person.
Event and accommodation from £785 double occupancy
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