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Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs

Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs

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Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs: A Toast to English Sparkling Excellence 

A Sparkling Symphony: Unveiling the Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs

At The General Wine, we take pride in curating a selection that transcends borders and elevates the everyday. Today, we raise a glass to the exquisite Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, a sparkling wine crafted in the heart of England that rivals the best of Champagne. This detailed tasting note explores its characteristics, delves into food pairings, and explains why it should be your next celebratory sip.

A Meticulous Creation: The Essence of Chardonnay

The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs embodies the true essence of this noble grape. Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, meticulously selected from the finest parcels of the Gusbourne Estate, this sparkling wine undergoes a meticulous production process. Whole bunch pressing, a natural settling period, and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with a touch of oak barrel ageing for complexity, all contribute to its exceptional quality.

A Feast for the Senses: Unveiling the Flavour Profile

Visual Delight: The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs boasts a beautiful bright golden colour, accentuated by a delicate and persistent mousse. As the bubbles gently rise, it promises a delightful experience even before the first sip.

Aromatic Allure: On the nose, this Blanc de Blancs unfolds a symphony of aromas. Classic Chardonnay notes of green apple and citrus fruits like lemon and pink grapefruit take centre stage. Hints of white flowers add a touch of elegance, while subtle hints of brioche and toasted nuts, courtesy of the extended lees ageing, complete the captivating bouquet.

The Palate's Pleasure: The first sip of Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs is a revelation. The vibrant acidity perfectly balances the richness of the wine, creating a lively and refreshing mouthfeel. Citrus and stone fruits like pear dance on the palate, interwoven with hints of spice and the comforting flavours of pastry and hazelnuts. A lingering mineral note adds depth and complexity, leaving a long and elegant finish that lingers on the taste buds.

Food Pairings: A Match Made in Heaven

The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs is a versatile food pairing companion. Its elegant character and bright acidity make it a perfect match for a variety of dishes. Here are some suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Seafood Extravaganza: The minerality and citrus notes of the Blanc de Blancs pair beautifully with the delicate flavours of seafood. Try it with freshly shucked oysters, grilled scallops, or a light fish dish with a lemon butter sauce.
  • Canapés and Starters: Kick off your celebration with a selection of canapés and starters that complement the Blanc de Blancs. Consider smoked salmon blinis, creamy goat cheese with fig jam, or delicate vegetable tartlets.
  • Poultry Perfection:  Roasted chicken or turkey with fresh herbs find a perfect match in the Blanc de Blancs. The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of the poultry, creating a harmonious pairing.
  • Vegetarian Delights: Don't be afraid to explore vegetarian options. The Blanc de Blancs pairs well with creamy mushroom risotto, goat cheese and roasted vegetable salad, or even a flavourful vegetarian lasagne.

Beyond the Bottle: The Gusbourne Legacy

The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs is more than just a sparkling wine; it's a testament to the burgeoning English sparkling wine industry. Gusbourne, a leading name in this exciting world, is dedicated to crafting exceptional quality wines that rival the best in the world. Their commitment to sustainable viticulture and meticulous winemaking practices shines through in each bottle.

Experience the Magic: The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Awaits

At The General Wine, we are proud to offer the Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs online and in both our stores located in Liphook and Petersfield.  Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a delightful sparkling wine to elevate your evening, the Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs is a perfect choice. Visit our website or any of our stores to experience this English sparkling gem for yourself.


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