A new vintage of Gusbourne is always something to be excited about. The Brut Reserve 2015 has just been released, and is once again a Pinot Noir-dominant blend of 53%, with 40% Chardonnay and 7% Pinot Meunier.
With aromas of red apple, zesty lemon and light red fruit, the Gusbourne has that classic character, underpinned by light biscuit and savoury tones.
In contrast to the 2014 vintage’s opulence, 2015, being a colder vintage, has all the hallmarks of classic Gusbourne. Lots of tension and a linear, cutting freshness being the perfect counterpart to ripe orchard fruit and stone fruit hints.
Generally, I find these cooler vintages of Gusbourne to be the most charismatic and distinctive, and this latest Brut feels very much like a return to the punchy, captivating style of the 2013 wines that still have a long life ahead of them.
Vibrant cherries, raspberry and cherry blossom, with some deep spiced oak and savoury textures.
WOTM April 2019 A little nervy; tangy apple and vibrant citrus, but it integrates so brilliantly with the supple mousse.
Bright and precise, this elegant Blanc de Blancs excels with its focussed orchard fruit flavours and delicate minerality.
A delicious, rich Brut Reserve from Gusbourne with lovely nutty complexity.
A beautifully feminine floral Pinot Noir with precise summer red fruit flavours.
This Rosé has everything – the fresh crisp bite of citrus & a wonderful underlying yeasty depth.