Gusbourne releases new selection of still wines
Gusbourne has released a limited quantity of still wines, an area of the business it only extends into in “truly exceptional years”.
The wines are exclusively crafted from grapes selected from its own vineyards, which it said embodies its “uniquely single-minded approach to creating the finest English wine”.
The company said: “This year we have released new vintages of our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Guinevere, with new additions to the collection – an 809 clone Chardonnay and a Barrel Selection Pinot Noir due for release soon, alongside our latest Cherry Garden Rose.”
The latter is the second vintage of still rose that the producer has created with its first debuting from the 2018 harvest.
The wine is crafted from select parcels of Pinot Noir from its cherry Garden vineyard in Kent.
The Cherry Garden Rose 2019 will be released later this spring, priced at £25 per bottle.
Gusborne said its Pinot Noir 2018 is “soft, yet rich and clean, showing all the classic aromas of ripe strawberry, morello cherry and earthy spiciness”.
The wine is first allocated to its Gusborne Reserved customers and then it will be made available for purchase from its cellar door, The Nest. It will also be available for limited online release, priced at £35 per bottle.
It also has a Pinot Noir Barrel Selection 2018 (rsp: £45), made from a number of barrels which the producer felt displayed “special quality and increased depth of flavour”.
This April the producer will also be releasing a single-vineyard Chardonnay (rsp: £25) produced from the 809 ‘musque’ Chardonnay clone.