22nd January 2014
Gusbourne Estate is one of the most exciting and ambitious names in English wine. Located in the Garden of England in Kent at Appledore it is a two hundred hectare Estate on a single site with twenty hectares under vine cultivation with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. The entire estate consists of south-facing slopes.
The first mention of the Gusbourne Estate dates back to 1410, when John de Gosborne’s will was filed. Subsequently the estate passed to Philip Chute, a man of distinction and great wealth who won fame and the gratitude of Henry VIII at the siege of Boulogne on September 14th 1544. He had served as the standard bearer to the men of arms of the Kings Band. ‘Goosbourne’ as it was known then, carried the characteristic three geese crest that now adorns the small parish church in Appledore. As tribute to this heritage the same three geese are on all of the bottles today.
The Estate currently produces three distinctive sparkling wines, each a true expression of the soil and seasonal conditions of the vineyard. All Gusbourne Estate wines are made according to the classic Champagne method, where second fermentation takes place in the bottle, thereby producing the highest quality sparkling wine.
Gusbourne English Sparkling Wine took home a prestigious trophy at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018 by being the best in category of ‘First Date‘ for their Rosé 2014.
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