In the glass, it's pale pink in colour with enticing aromas of summer berries like strawberries, raspberries and redcurrant and orange zest. There are floral notes of blossom and a little ginger spice too. It is crisp fresh and fruit driven. This is a wine that’s made for pure pleasure – whether you enjoy it on its own, or at the centre of leisurely, sun-kissed lunch in the garden and it is gloriously accommodating when it comes to food pairing.
You’ll find it works well with everything from sushi and salad to gently spiced dishes and even barbecue.
Gusbourne was founded by Andrew Weeber and planted their first vines in Appledore, Kent in 2004. Their ambitious vision is to produce the finest wines in the world. Using Burgundian clones of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay that yield smaller volumes of intense fruit, and traditional methods they debuted their first vintages – Brut Reserve 2006 and Blanc de Blancs 2006 – in 2010 to critical acclaim, earning accolades from the world’s most exacting wine critics. Gusbourne sparkling and still wines continue to win prestigious national and international industry awards every year.
Their vineyard manager Jon Pollard champions a low-intervention, sustainable approach. Their chief winemaker Charlie Holland is the only three-time winner of the IWSC English Wine Producer of the Year.
Every wine they make at Gusbourne tells their unique story. Care, craft and uncompromising attention to detail enable them to make the very best of what nature provides.