English Sparkling Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2008

English Sparkling Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2008


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With a golden, lemon colour this wine bears all the hallmarks of a classic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier blend – fresh green apple, zesty lemon and delicate red fruit aromas. Beyond this fruit, extended time on lees has led to more developed aromas of oatmeal, brioche and hazelnut. The palate has a refreshing citrus backbone accompanied by lively orchard fruit, digestive biscuits and a creamy finish. An excellent party-wine that can be enjoyed with dry canapés such as Roquefort biscuits or cheese straws. Good weather in early spring brought about a mid-April budburst, but the cool temperatures that followed into June and July led to a late June flowering and an average to low fruit-set. Despite the lower level of fruit on the vines, fantastic weather throughout September ensured that the fruit reached perfect ripeness with harvest starting at the beginning of October. In short, lower than average yields, but an exceptionally clean and ripe crop.

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