Last spring, we released a still Rosé for the first time, Cherry Garden Rosé 2018. Winner of the Gold Trophy for the Best Still Rosé at the Wine GB Awards, we quickly sold out at The Nest. Following the success of this first vintage, and with excellent quality fruit from harvest, we produced a 2019 vintage too.
Cherry Garden Rosé 2019 is the ideal drink to enjoy at home this spring and summer. A 100% Pinot Noir single-vineyard bottling, this wine uses fruit solely from our Cherry Garden vineyard in Kent.
Attractively light and pale, the nose is dominated by wild strawberry and stone fruit, complemented by subtle hints of floral violets and wildflowers. Crafted from specially selected parcels of Pinot Noir, the grapes were hand-picked, gently destemmed and slowly fermented to create a delicate floral Rosé with indulgent texture and poise.
With The Nest currently closed to visitors, we are continuing to bring our cellar door to you with this limited online release. This wine would usually be available exclusively from The Nest in Kent.
Purchases can be made here, while stocks last. Complimentary delivery is available to all UK mainland destinations, no minimum order required.
New Release: Blanc de Blancs 2016
Quietly acknowledged as a strong vintage year for English Sparkling Wine, 2016 will be remembered for its warm, sun-filled summer and autumn days. Ideal conditions for producing fruit of outstanding quality at Gusbourne’s vineyards in Kent and West Sussex.
Why We Blind Taste Our Base Wines
A lot happens to a Gusbourne wine in its journey from harvest to bottle. One important stage is putting our base wines to the test. Each year our winemaking team blind tastes and meticulously analyses every wine before deciding the carefully crafted blends that each of our labels will carry. It’s a fascinating process that takes skill, experience and the ability to imagine a wine’s potential in every vintage year.
Bottling the Bubbles
Some elements of winemaking are widely recognisable. Everyone knows what pruning and harvest look like, photos abound. But once the grapes have been pressed in the winery and the young wine stored to mature, what happens next? When is it transferred to bottle? How do we know the optimum moment for release? Here we reveal the less public part of the winemaker's art.