Gusbourne Sparkling Wine

15th May 2014

Winemaking is taken extremely seriously at Gusbourne. Picking of the grapes is done by hand with harvest dates established by individual vineyard.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated harvest team. Rita Everett and Ann Hathaway, aged 72 and 73 respectively, have been picking grapes at Gusbourne Estate since the very first harvest, and their employment is part of the estate’s commitment to the local community.

Each vineyard parcel is pressed in whole bunches by itself and subsequently vinified in individual stainless steel tanks before the long process of evaluation and blending takes place.

After bottling, prolonged periods of ageing on the lees and post-disgorgement ageing form a central part of our wine-making philosophy.

Although demand is now exceeding supply, the estate remains steadfast in its commitment to ageing our wines for a minimum of 36 months on lees and to only producing wines from our own grapes.

Current Releases:

gusbourne blanc de blanc 2009.smallGusbourne Estate Blanc de Blancs 2009

A bright golden colour with a delicate mousse. Classic Chardonnay aromas of green apple, citrus and mineral notes combined with buttered toast and tarte tatin.

gusbourne brut reserve 2009 smallGusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2009

Sparkling gold in colour, persistent bubbles. Bright lemon and white stone fruit with aromas of freshly baked bread, apple pie and toffee apples.

Gusbourne Estate Rosé 2010

Pale autumnal pink, fine bubbles and creamy delicate mousse. Clean with youthful strawberry, cranberry and rhubarb aromas

Where To Find Gusbourne

We are honoured that a number of prominent sommeliers have chosen to feature our wines at prestigious establishments such as

Le Gavroche, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, The Fat Duck, The Dorchester, Charlotte Street Hotel, Limewood Hotel, The Gilbert Scott, Texture and Vinoteca.

Our wines can also be purchased from premium independent wine merchants such as Berry Bros & Rudd, Philglas & Swiggott,Lea & Sandeman and prestigious department stores like Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges.

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