Gusbourne Brut Reserve English Sparkling Wine, Ashford, England, 2016
40% Chardonnay, 33% pinot Meunier and 27% Pinot noir hand picked and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a small percentage fermented in old oak barrels for complexity, with 36 months on the lees.
Deep gold, dark and rich, with a delicate mousse and persistent perfume of honeyed green apples with hints of lemon, white peach and toasted nuts. The palate is fruit driven, with red apples, poached pears and bright red berry fruit. It displays subtle flavours of peach and developed toasty notes of freshly baked bread, roasted nuts and apple pie before a long, elegant and rounded finish.