Gusbourne Blanc de Noirs 2018
Characteristically precise & red-fruit driven
Grape Varietals & Region: Estate grown Pinot Noir from Appledore, Kent as well as Goodwood Estate, West Sussex. Burgundian clones are planted, yielding smaller volumes of intensely flavourful fruit, which thrive in their unique microclimates. Largely clay, with subsoils including sand and seashells in Kent, and predominantly chalk soils with flint loam in the South Downs in West Sussex.
Taste Profile: Pure intensity. Displaying great finesse in the glass, our Blanc de Noirs is expressive on the nose with fine-tuned notes of dried candied fruits and violet flower. It is characteristically deep and complex, rich and powerful. It is a wine that holds your attention with serious appeal. There is a real intensity and weight on the palate, but the balance is such that it remains delicate and neat on the refreshing and long, persistent finish.
Winemaking Process: Whole bunch pressed & naturally setted. 10 days fermentaiton at 18-20 degrees C using specialist sparkling wine yeast. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a small percentage fermented in old oak barrels for complexity. Aged on lees for a minimum of 31 months