The Sommelier Wine Awards is one of the most revered and competitive annual awards events in the wine industry. All wines are tasted blind by a panel which includes Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and top trade buyers.
This year’s awards have just been announced and our latest vintage releases, Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2011 and the Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2011, were both awarded gold medals.
Our winemaker, Charlie Holland, commented:
“To win two coveted gold medals at this highly respected competition is a real achievement and a great endorsement of our wines. The medals are an acknowledgment of the particular relationship between our vineyard team and our winemaking team and our growing understanding of the character of each individual vineyard parcel; which is itself the result of using only our own Estate grown grapes to make our wines.”
2011 was a lower yielding year for the Estate with smaller than normal bunches. A warm summer led to an early harvest where grapes were picked with optimum acidity and with a very high level of phenolic maturity.
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