Brut, Reserve, 2014

  Gusbourne Estate

Sparkling White
Brut, Reserve

Contains Sulphites.

About Gusbourne Estate

A new addition to the portfolio, Gusbourne Estate is now rightly considered amongst the very best in the burgeoning English Sparkling Wine world. This pretty estate in Appledore, Kent was bought in 2004 by Andrew Weeber with the sole aim of producing world-class sparkling wine. Supported by a small, dedicated team, precision winemaking, complete ownership of their vineyards and an eye for detail, Gusbourne has quickly earned a reputation for quality, and accolades from some of the industry’s leading critics to boot.

Appellation: England

English wine is revelling in unprecedented growth. As its reputation improves both domestically and abroad, more vineyards are being planted and existing ones grow older, offering the happy combination of scale and quality. Although situated at a perilously high latitude, the effects of global warming appear to be, at least in part, benefiting the English in their attempt to produce wine. While wine has been produced here for a long time, often using Germanic and other cool climate grape varieties, the industry really seems to have found its stride in the production of sparkling wine from the traditional Champagne varieties. Furthermore, the best sites in the south of England are grown on south-facing slopes with chalky soils, not unlike their French counterparts in Champagne, a mere stone throw across the channel.

Grape Blend: Pinot Noir | Chardonnay | Pinot Meunier

The classic Champagne blend. Chardonnay lends freshness and aroma to the wine, Pinot Noir finesse and complexity, while Pinot Meunier provides the fleshy fruit and backbone.