Chardonnay Guinevere Twenty Nineteen

Bright gold in colour and with a nose full of ripe citrus, green apple and lemon balm notes, Chardonnay Guinevere 2019 shows classic characters of a cool climate, barrel-aged Chardonnay.

£29.00

QTY

Free standard delivery to UK mainland.

Chardonnay Guinevere

IMPRESSIVE FOCUS AND POISE

Silvery in hue, it has a well-defined bouquet with almond and sesame scents, developing subtle marine-like notes with aeration. The oak is nicely integrated, which is underpinned by a fine bead of acidity that counters the creamy texture. Sour lemon mixes with white peach and hazelnut, maintaining impressive focus and poise toward the persistent finish. Excellent.

Neal Martin, Vinous

PRETTY DAMN SOPHISTICATED

Tasted blind. NHB. Green melon. Matcha cream, greengages in cinnamon syrup. Quite an exciting nose that is much more expressive when the wine is around 14°C (57 °F). Beautiful oak – tastes expensive. Fine, sandalwood, almost smoky, almost cardamom, almost pepper. Mollis pepper. Green apple and white pear dipped in za’atar. Pretty damn sophisticated. Calm. Lean but balanced and with good forward focus. This has breeding… 17.5.

Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com

a Burgundian sense of place

An attractive nose of papaya, mango and poached pear, hints of vanillin deferring to the wood and a lick of spice. The palate is once again finely judged, vestigial lees evidenced with hints of sourdough and brioche, impressively entwined with ripe fruit, both citric and modestly exotic, and a Burgundian sense of place; the place in question being Kent! 91 points

Simon Field MW, Decanter

IMPRESSIVE RIPE CITRIC FRUITS

In my quest to find decent English still wines, this barrel fermented and aged chardonnay (10 months French oak) from Boot Hill vineyard in Appledore impressed me with its ripe citric fruits, sleek elegant mid-palate and toasty nutty finish.

Rose Murray Brown MW

BUTTERY ON THE PALATE

Aged in 20% new French oak for 10 months, the 2017 'Guinevere' Chardonnay has a pronounced sweet vanilla, yellow apple and creamy brioche perfume with notes of thyme and flint. Saline and buttery on the palate, with concentrated vanilla, ripe yellow apple, pear drop and lime-like acidity, dusted with wood spices; butterscotch flavours linger on.

Decanter
Bottle wood Oats Apricots

Citrus, elegant stone fruit and buttery notes on the nose.

Warm oak notes of candied citrus fruits and oatmeal on a multi-layered finish.

Misty view of the vineyards

32 awards to date

Including 13 golds and 11 silvers from competitions such as IWSC, Decanter and Wine GB.

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Being one of the country’s most popular chefs, Paul Askew has a reputation for gastronomic excellence within the world of fine-dining and has selected Gusbourne’s Chardonnay Guinevere as the ideal complement to his Confit Leg and Breast of Chicken Asparagus masterpiece.

Chef
Food

The rich, ripe fruit and smoky minerality of our Chardonnay Guinevere provides the perfect companion to any chicken based recipe. We also recommend pairing our wine’s beautiful citrus flavour with Chinese steamed dumplings or dim sum, where the richness of the fillings, be it chicken, pork, prawn or veggie, blend in harmony with the tropical fruit and creamy oak notes of our Chardonnay.

Chardonnay Guinevere Twenty Nineteen

Analysis

GRAPE VARIETY:

100% Chardonnay

ALCOHOL:

12.5%

TITRATABLE ACIDITY:

6.4g/l

PH:

3.38

Factsheets:

All will be downloaded as PDF

2019

Winemaking

CLONES:

548 and 95

PROCESSING:

100% whole bunch pressed.
Fermentation at cellar temperature in barriques

BARREL AGEING:

10 months in French oak, 20% new, 80% old

MALOLACTIC:

100%

BOTTLING DATE:

9th December 2020

Chardonnay Guinevere
Chardonnay Guinevere

Chardonnay Guinevere Twenty Nineteen

Bright gold in colour and with a nose full of ripe citrus, green apple and lemon balm notes, Chardonnay Guinevere 2019 shows classic characters of a cool climate, barrel-aged Chardonnay.

£29.00

QTY

Free standard delivery to UK mainland.

Gusbourne Estate,
Kenardington Road,
Appledore,
Ashford, TN26 2BE

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