Your experience with Gusbourne is very important to us. We would love to hear your thoughts and are giving away 3 bottles of our Brut Reserve 2016 as a prize draw to mailing list subscribers who participate in this short survey.
Terms & Conditions: Three winners for one bottle each of Brut Reserve 2016 will be chosen at random and notified on the 30th October 2020. Prizes are non-transferable. Winners must be on the Gusbourne mailing list and have completed the survey before 30th October 2020.
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.