Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2018

Gusbourne Estate Brut 2018

Appledore, Kent, England

Bright gold in colour, this blend highlights red fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry, which then develop into attractive fresh pastry notes with a touch of cinnamon and spice. With a bright streak of citrus fruit, the palate is clean and fresh whilst giving tones of soft stone fruit and a long, refreshing finish. Enjoyed at L’Enclume, it is the flexible partner for contemporary and classic English food pairings; from seared scallops to smoked eels to fish and chips.

 

ANALYSIS

Grape Variety:

40% Chardonnay

33% Pinot Meunier

27% Pinot Noir

Alcohol:

12%

Titratable Acidity:

7.7g/l

Residual Sugar:

9g/l

pH:

2.93

WINEMAKING

Processing:

Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24-36 hours.

Fermentation:

10 days at 18 - 20 degrees C using specialist sparkling wine yeast. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a small percentage fermented in old oak barrels for complexity.

Bottling Date:

25th April 2017.

Malolactic:

100%

Lees Ageing:

Minimum 36 months.