2012 Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs

Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs
Colour
Champagne & Sparkling
Producer
Gusbourne
Region
England, England
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016-2020
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2012 Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs
Colour
Champagne & Sparkling
Producer
Gusbourne
Region
England, England
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2016-2020
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£183.36 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(1 in stock)

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, July 2017

The Blanc de Blancs has been this Kent estate’s most awarded wine to date, and the 2012 is extraordinarily good. This is such a sophisticated expression of Chardonnay, which is well known for being the Champagne grape most capable of showing the savoury aspect of autolytic ageing. Having spent three years on its lees the wine shows a complex interplay of buttered toast and brioche notes with citrus and apple character, wrapped around vivacious acidity and a creamy mousse. Outstanding.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Gusbourne

Gusbourne has 40.1 hectares at their Estate in Kent and 21.9 hectares in West Sussex that are planted with the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Aligned with their vision to create the finest wines we possibly can, we choose to plant predominantly Burgundian clones in our vineyards, rather than higher yielding Champagne clones. As a result the wines have levity and elegance combined with a concentration and precision which sets them apart. This prodigious estate combines cutting-edge technology with age-old traditions, with the singular aim of producing the finest wines possible that reflect both their vineyards’ character and their dedication to the craft of sparkling winemaking. Gusbourne was established in 2004, and 2010 saw the first release of wines onto the market with their 2006s. Since then it has been showered with awards and praise for the elegant, restrained, and poised style the house has mastered. In 2013 Gusbourne was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, with the distinction of being the first and only UK wine producer ever quoted on AIM.

Region

England, England

England is fast becoming a rich source of high quality sparkling wines, many of which are making waves on the international scene. The chalky Kimmeridgian soil that crops up in Chablis, Sancerre, and Champagne plunges under the Channel only to resurface on the south coast of England. Grape growers in southern counties like Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall have been making increasingly impressive cuvées using the traditional Champagne varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and the traditional production method (second fermentation in bottle and extended ageing on lees). Ripeness is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in this marginal climate thanks to gradually warming annual temperatures. Producers are also beginning to focus on producing still wines, but for the moment it is the high calibre of sparkling wines that are the standard bearers for the English wine industry. Their zippy acidity, fine mousse, and delicate fruit profiles are a genuinely tempting alternative to Champagne.

Fine Wine Storage

Fine Wine Storage

Impeccable storage
with Private Reserves

Find Out More
All Our Current Offers

All Our Current Offers

Wines for immediate drinking and for laying down

See more
Wine Broking

Wine Broking

Talk to our expert team about broking or selling your wine

more info