Gusbourne Estate: A Decanter Top Pick

Gusbourne Estate: A Decanter Top Pick
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.

The current release Blanc de Blancs 2012 has been named as the highest rated sparkling wine, Champagne included, in Decanter magazine's "Most Exciting Wines of 2016." Published in the January 2017 edition it states:

"Lots of complexity on the nose and palate: refined brioche aromas and white fruit intensity in a powerful focused style. It is thrillingly zesty, structured and weighty so it has the ability to age well. There is a hint of wood ageing on this savoury, textured style. Fine mousse and excellent length too."

We also offer the delicious Brut Rose 2013, a wine which seems a real step-change for the estate. It is the first vintage produced from 100% Pinot Noir, in an elegantly fruity, crisp and dry style, spending 24 months on the lees and offering up bright red berries, strawberries, plum stone and English orchard fruit, with a full, creamy mouthfeel and long finish.

2016 has been quite the year for Gusbourne. Not only did they win England's first ever double Gold at the Sommelier World Wine Awards, they followed that up with a first ever double Platinum at the Decanter World Wine Awards, making many fans along the way. Congratulations, and here’s to an even better 2017!

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