Gusbourne Brut Rose 2015
Perfect to start, perfect as an accompaniment and perfect to finish, Gusbourne Rosé keeps the very best company with a dedicated list of perennial fans from Flemings Mayfair to the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford. Enjoy the fruit forward nature of the wine on its own or paired with with fresh salads, light cheese and summer fruits.
Blend: 54% Pinot Noir, 32% Pinot Meunier, 14% Chardonnay
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Red currant notes are framed by zesty lemon and lemon oil on the nose. The palate is tight and slender, still unfurled, with mousse that fizzes excitedly as though it would like to have a little more time in the bottle. The balance, however, is spot-on. Freshness, fruit and body are poised, underpinned by a yeasty, autolytic backdrop reminiscent of freshly baked short crust. Give this another half year in the bottle to enjoy at maximum freshness.
Gusbourne takes its name from John de Goosebourne, owner of the estate back in 1410 when it bordered the sea in the South East of England. In 2004 our founder Dr Andrew Weeber planted the first vines with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English Sparkling Wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe.
Focusing on just the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, all the grapes used in our winemaking are sourced solely from Gusbourne vineyards, and we only make Vintage wines. Though England is very much cool climate territory, in relative terms our vineyards benefit from an exceptionally warm and dry maritime climate, which enables us to achieve full ripeness every year – whilst still being classically fresh, our wines tend to display an extra level of roundness and approachability. Our vines are tended with great care and attention to the environment, using only organic fertilisers, whilst time and complexity are the name of the game in the winery, where 250-300 wines are made each vintage (some under wood), with our key Cuvées ending up being assemblages of up to 120 wines each.
Gusbourne is the only three-time winner of the International Wine & Spirits Challenge English Wine Producer of the Year, and we are the proud recipients of over 200 awards at international competitions - in 2019 alone we were awarded 23 gold medals and 8 trophies. Our wines are not in widespread distribution, but can be found in leading restaurants, top hotels and luxury department stores. They are also served in the Royal Households.