Our most recent sparkling wine release, Gusbourne Blanc de Noirs, is made from our finest parcels of Pinot Noir. The wine is aged for a minimum of twenty seven months on lees and six months on cork before we deem it ready for release.
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.
When producing Blanc de Noirs, our aim was to create a classic alternative to Blanc de Blancs, a true reflection of a contemporary sparkling Pinot Noir.
The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. The de Goosebourne family crest was made up of three geese and can be found in our local parish church in Appledore - nowadays, each and every bottle of wine crafted at Gusbourne carries a contemporary goose crest in honour of our heritage. This ‘Goosemark’ is a symbol of trust, representing our pursuit of uncompromising quality.
In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe. The first vines were planted that year.
A combination of the best age-old traditions with modern technology and cutting-edge equipment allows us to sit comfortably between old and new world winemaking, while at the same time bringing our own exacting quality standards to the process. Respect for the vineyards, the fruit and the natural elements involved in winemaking means that our approach favours minimal intervention.