Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2014
This wine is a great accompaniment to seafood in general, but is perfect with freshly shucked oysters.
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Lemony brightness and silvery lightness are suggested on the nose with its lifted, airy citrus notes. The palate brings substance to the slender but concentrated palate, and the lemony overtones are now enriched with buttery, lemony brioche while the fine mousse underlines the harmonious balance between ripe lemon freshness, slender poise, statuesque backbone and subtle autolysis. This is pure and elegant.
Lemon, lime and white grapefruit notes, with biscuit and bread aromas in the background and on the finish. Lovely.
The limestone soils of England’s southern end have proven ideal for the production of sparkling wine. While it might seem too damp and cold for grape growing, recent warm summers and the onset of global warming signify great future growth for the British wine industry.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.