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2016 Brut Reserve, Gusbourne

2016 Brut Reserve, Gusbourne

Ref: GUSB160
White  |  Sparkling  |  12% ABV

The home of Gusbourne is Appledore in Kent, an estate founded by the de Goosebourne family in 1410. Vines were first planted here in 2004, with the first wines – the 2006 vintage – being released to critical acclaim in 2010. Gusbourne grows all its own fruit over 90 hectares of vineyards in both Kent and East Sussex, planted with Burgundian clones of Pinots Noir and Meunier and Chardonnay. The quality of the wine made from these vineyards has led to Gusbourne being voted English Wine Producer of the Year a record three times by the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Dedication to quality here is evidenced by hand-picking - rather than machine harvesting – and the minimum 28 months that the wines spend nourishing themselves on their lees before further ageing under cork.

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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Gusbourne
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: England
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Sparkling
ABV% ABV: 12%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2020-2023
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

A pale lively lemon colour through which rises quite a spritely mousse. The nose offers more in the way of spice than fruit, although I can pick out russet apples, as well as some small oranges and dried orange. The palate is nicely dry; dosage judged very well. The bead is nicely fine but quite structural, the acidity is held within, is controlled. Then the sherbet texture starts: a fine, dry minerality through the back end. This is really classy fizz, showing great length and sustained grip. It has firmness at the finish, could cope with food. There’s something almost meaty about the ending: dense and fulsome. Acidity is green apple, but continues well covered. A delicious and delightful mouthful.

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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