Pinot Noir Twenty Twenty
Elegant and bright on the palate, with plump red fruits, dark plum and black cherry alongside black pepper spice, smoky notes and an earthy minerality to give a wine with complexity, finesse and a persistent finish.
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REALLY SHOWS THE PROMISE OF ENGLISH PINOT NOIR.
Mid youthful purple red; a particularly pretty black cherry fruit scent, persistent too; medium full, fresh, delicately tannic, with a touch of residual CO2; sweet, pure, gently juicy, long and subtle to taste, a real aromatic complexity here, and with excellent aromatic, lightly spicy length. This is very good indeed and, as with the earlier wines, really shows the promise of English Pinot Noir. On the cusp of lesser 1er Cru.
A CLASSY DIMENSION.
Judicious oaking adds a classy dimension to Gusbourne’s gorgeous, savoury, mocha-led 2018 Boot Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir.
SLENDER AND DELICATE.
Ripe, red cherry notions on the nose come with a restraining sense of smokiness. The palate, slender and delicate, then adds lovely pepper spice while translucent, silky tannins fold gently around that lithe body.
A delightful nose with summer pudding, strawberry and blackberry to the fore, then a little spice and a hint of menthol and eucalypt. The palate is soft and approachable, acidity finely balanced but far from obtrusive, hints of spice and pepper from the oak. The ethereal charm belies harmonious weight and a texture which will work well, gastronomically speaking. The finish is poised and persuasive, soft spice framing the edifice very agreeably. 92 points
Aromas of ripe strawberry, morello cherry and earthy spiciness combine with attractive wild raspberry and cranberry on the palate.
4 awards to date
- SILVER - DECANTER 2018
- Gold WineGB 2022
- Silver IWC 2022
- Bronze IWSC 2022
- Bronze DWWA 2022
- SILVER - IWSC 2016
- SILVER - DECANTER 2016
- SILVER - IWC 2016
- GOLD TROPHY BEST PINOT NOIR - WINE GB AWARDS 2016
- GOLD - SWA 2016
- GOLD Global PN Masters 2018
- TROPHY WINNER - WINE GB AWARDS 2018
- SILVER - IWSC 2014
- PLATINUM - DECANTER 2015
- SILVER - IWC 2014
- SILVER - UKVA 2015
- GOLD - WINE GB AWARDS 2018
- SILVER TROPHY - ENGLISH & WELSH WINE COMPETITION 2014
- PLATINUM - DECANTER WOLRD WINE AWARDS 2016 - BEST UK RED OVER £15 2015
- SILVER - IWSC 2013
- SILVER - IWCS 2014
Chef Adam Byatt is the chef and owner of Trinity in Clapham, which has held a Michelin star since 2016 and has been voted in the top ten restaurants in London numerous times. Byatt knows how to invent a feast for the tastebuds and has recommended Gusbourne Pinot Noir as a brilliant wine pairing to his creations.
Byatt recommends pairing Pinot Noir with his modern take on a traditional Italian recipe; Sardine Bolognese. The delicate, crunchy red fruits work really well with the oily fish, bouncing off the tomato sauce. Cool climate Pinot is an ideal pairing, because the structure is elegant yet still retains freshness. Other classics that pair beautifully with Pinot Noir include earth mushroom recipes, as well as duck based dishes, where the silky tannin and elegant freshness of the Pinot Noir really balances the richness of the duck meat.
Pinot Noir Twenty Twenty
100% Pinot Noir
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5 days cold soak
Fermented on skins for 14 days in stainless steel tanks
10 months in French oak
A Wine in Time: Cork and Lees Ageing
Soil. Grapes. Weather. All critical elements in winemaking. But equally important is time. Time in the vineyard. Time in tanks, barrels and bottles. Time developing into perfection in a glass. What happens at each stage of the wine ageing process has a profound effect on how the finished wine tastes. So what exactly is the difference between cork ageing and lees ageing?
To Decant Or Not To Decant
People seem to enjoy a bit of theatrical decanting. A waistcoated waiter flamboyantly pouring a noble red from on high, not into just one crystal vessel but a series of decorous decanters, each more elaborate than the last, and not a drop spilled upon the linen. Well, is it anything more than showtime?
We have been reflecting on our past vintages - how they change, develop and the contrasts as well as similarities between them. Our Pinot Noir 2016 and Blanc de Noirs 2016 provide a unique comparison between a still and sparkling Pinot Noir, as well as excellent examples of the 2016 vintage.