Poor Harvest For South Coast Winemaker

South Coast sparkling wine producer Nyetimber's announced it won't be harvesting its grapes this year because of the unusually poor weather conditions.

The company, which grows all the grapes for its wines in West Sussex and Hampshire, said the decision had been taken because of its commitment to quality.

Nyetimber winemaker Cherie Spriggs said:

''The decision to not make wine from 2012 is a difficult one, not just for me but for our whole team.

''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.''

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