Brut Reserve is our most robust expression of who we are and what we believe: Creating wines that are an authentic reflection of a time and place. We like to think of it as Keeping it Honest..
Delicate, pale and light pink in appearance, the nose brims with more intense aromas of soft summer berries, wild strawberry and developed fresh pastry notes. There is a floral character to this wine, which combines beautifully with the soft red fruits, cranberry, and ripe cherries, on the palate. A vibrant citrus streak appears on the finish, which is persistent, tightly driven and focussed.
Perfect to start, perfect as an accompaniment and perfect to finish, Gusbourne Rosé keeps the very best company with a dedicated list of perennial fans from Flemings Mayfair to the Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford. Enjoy the fruit forward nature of the wine on its own or paired with fresh salads, light cheese and summer fruits.
Vintage Report A mild spring resulted in a mid-April bud burst. The weather during flowering was warm and dry resulting in abundant fruit being set. Veraison occurred in early August as usual, enabling the grapes to develop intense flavour and concentration potential. Harvest began in early October and resulted in fruit of exceptional quality.
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.