GUSBOURNE

2013 Rosé Brut Gusbourne Estate

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Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Colour Rosé
Origin United Kingdom, England
Classification English Sparkling Wine
ABV 12%

The 2013 Brut Rosé spent around 30 months on the lees, disgorged summer 2016. It has a fresh bouquet with scents of strawberry, rose petal, a touch of peony and later slight tertiary aromas. I like the precision here. The palate is fresh on the entry and comes armed with crisp acidity and harmony. Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Jun 2017)

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Gusbourne

Despite boasting only a short history (the 2006 was their first release) Gusbourne Estate vineyards have notched up quite a reputation, winning awards along the way. The vineyard is at Appledore in Kent, roughly mid-way between Ashford and Rye. Planted with the 'usual' trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the grapes are hand-picked. A small portion of the harvest is fermented in oak, but most of it takes place in stainless-steel before the second fermentation in bottle. The wines are aged on their lees for a minimum of 22 months before dégorgement.

Six of the best from ENGLAND

Much is made of the strata of chalk soil that hosts the vineyards of Champagne, that runs under northern France and the Channel to re-emerge in Kent and Sussex as the Downs, and many of England’s vineyards cling to that very chalk soil. But, crucially, we have the climate, on the very margins of where grapes can be persuaded to ripen, to produce the tart base wines that are ideal for high quality sparkling wine production. All that, the classic grape varieties and much expertise and even more enthusiasm has propelled England to the forefront of the sparkling wine world. In this case we've got wines from four different estates, all with something to say on the subject, and the case includes a couple of cheeky rosés because we do it so well.

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