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Gusbourne Brut Rose Kent 2018

Champagne & Sparkling Gift Boxes Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750m
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV:12%
  • Origin: Appledore / Kent / England
  • Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 1% Pinot Meunier

Description

Decanter Award Winner 2021 - Silver - 93 Points

Generous fruit on the nose. Creamy palate with delicious strawberry and raspberry flavours. Savoury note on the long finish.

In 2004, when founder Andrew Weeber planted the first vines on Gusbourne Estate’s coastal escarpment in Kent, in the far South Eastern corner of England, he had a clear vision and a single goal: to create English Sparkling Wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe.  

Focusing on just the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Gusbourne grow all grapes used in their winemaking in their own vineyards which are blessed with a very special terroir: Wealden clay-loam soils combined with an exceptionally warm and dry maritime climate enables Gusbourne to be the first to harvest in England, whilst their proximity to the sea provides a distinctive salty tang to the wines. 

Vines are tended with great care and attention to the environment, using only organic fertilisers, and over half of the vines planted are Burgundian (rather than Champagne) clones. This means that they produce lower yields (brought lower still by green harvests every year), but the resultant fruit is riper and has significantly more flavour.

Gusbourne's Rosé is unique to each growing season, a direct reflection of English summer and the grapes used to craft it. Delicate pink in appearance, with soft summer berries and floral notes on the nose. The palate shows bright red fruits, driven by ripe strawberries, fresh cherries and redcurrants, with a crisp freshness and creamy, rounded texture on the finish.