Nutbourne Vineyards Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay and un-oaked. The fruity characters of the grape really come through on the nose, with notes of green apples with lemon and hints of nectarine. On the palate again it’s all about the fruit; good acidity with citrus and lots of tangy apple richness, with a very smooth and lasting finish.
The Nutbourne Vineyards Chardonnay is produced by the adventurous Bridget Gladwin back in 1991. Since then she has grown the Nutbourne brand to having several still and a handful of sparkling wines.
The “Terroir” at Nutbourne is a unique and ideal wine growing environment – a warm microclimate protected by the South Downs, gentle south-facing slopes and the same fertile greensand soil as the Champagne region in France. There are 26 acres (and growing) under vine.
The Vineyard is considered one of the premier wine producers in the South East, offering a range of estate grown still and sparkling wines which are highly competitive worldwide. They are tended throughout the year, each vine pruned by hand through the winter and then carefully trained, trimmed and nurtured during the summer months. The landscape is also looked after with areas preserved for the habitat of wild flowers, insects and wildlife to balance the cultivation.