English wine producer releases rosé

17 September, 2010

Sussex wine producer Nyetimber has released its first rosé wine.

The limited edition of 1,500 bottles has individually numbered, hand-written labels, and will be listed by Harvey Nichols with a rrp of £45.

It is also being taken by top London restaurants including Hakkasan and the Savoy.

A full release of Nyetimber Rosé 2007

will follow next spring, with a permanent label as part of a new brand identity being crated for the winery.

Chief executive Eric Heerema, who bought the winery in 2007, described the launch as “an important and exciting moment in our evolution”.

“Change takes time,” he added, “especially when striving for outstanding quality.”




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Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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