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.
Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £261.78
Very pretty thing in the glass: a pale salmon pink through which comes a lively stream of bubbles. And it smells completely delicious, of domestic fruits – strawberry and raspberry – as well as stone fruit, especially peach. There’s a hint of spice, too. The mousse in the mouth adds a great deal to its structure. It’s a delicious thing, this, showing flavours of red cage fruit along its dense and substantial length. Through it all comes a vibrant apple acidity. This is a thing of real sophistication and I would drink it with some nuts or even charcuterie.
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