What with the washout of this year’s summer, not to mention the latest reports of food prices rising as a result of said bad weather, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Nyetimber has decided to skip this year’s harvest.
The southern England-based winery announced the decision based upon the quality and volume of the 2012 harvest.
‘The decision to not make wine from 2012 is a difficult one, not just for me but for our whole team,’ said Nyetimber winemaker Cherie Spriggs. ‘However, we all know that maintaining quality is paramount. My first obligation as the winemaker is to ensure the quality of Nyetimber’s wines, and we have collectively come to the decision that the grapes from 2012 cannot deliver the standards we have achieved in the past and will again in the future.’
Fingers crossed for a drier, more favourable year in 2013.