Nyetimber has claimed a first for English wine with the launch of a new demi-sec.

The wine was a suitable accompaniment for a range of desserts, said Nyetimber. Made from 100% estate-grown grapes, it had light golden hues, aromas of lemon and acacia honey and a hint of tangerine, it added. It is available at Harvey Nichols and other retailers (rsp: £35).

“To be taken seriously, a sparkling wine producer needs to have a demi-sec in its portfolio,” said Nyetimber winemaker Cherie Spriggs, who has worked with the vineyard since 2007.

“A classic brut doesn’t have the richness or the unctuous character needed to successfully pair with dessert.”