Gusbourne lines up latest vintages

Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner

19 February 2020

Kent wine producer Gusbourne has released the latest vintages of its Blanc de Blancs and Brut Reserve sparkling wines.

The Blanc de Blancs 2015 is described as pale gold in colour with a ‘gentle yet persistent mousse, blending classic Chardonnay notes of zesty citrus fruit, green apple, preserved lemon and ripe pear on the nose’. The wine spent 42 months ageing on its lees.

The 2015 vintage saw an early April bud burst, followed by good weather throughout flowering, the producer said. Cooler weather in August meant a later-than-average veraison, which allowed the grapes to 'retain acidity whilst still developing full flavour potential'.

Meanwhile, Brut Reserve 2016 spent 36 months on its lees. The wine is described as ‘deep gold, dark and rich, with a delicate mousse and perfume of honeyed green apples with hints of white peach and toasted nuts’.

2016 saw an early spring, resulting in mid-April bud burst, with warm and dry weather during flowering and ‘an abundant fruit set’, Gusbourne said. Early August veraison enabled the grapes to develop ‘intense flavour and concentration’.

The new vintages are available via the company’s website and at the tasting room in Kent. They will soon roll out to the on-trade (POA).

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