2016 Brut Réserve Brut English Sparkling Wine
|Grapes||Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|Origin||United Kingdom, England|
|Classification||English Sparkling Wine|
From the super talented winemaker Charlie Holland, who has been working on the style of the Brut Reserve they release, to give it greater definition and make it the voice of the estate. This has led to a greater depth of rich yeasty bready citrus fruit on the mid-palate, but still with that pleasing salty purity and freshness this area is known for. Definite brown bread, wild honey, creamy truffle underpinned by bright lemon, yuzu and grapefruit. Drinking range: 2020 - 2023 L&S (Jun 2020)
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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.
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