English Brut

The belt of chalky soil, so prized by the Champenois in northern France, runs on north-west emerging in the southern English counties of Kent (home to Gusbourne), Sussex and Hampshire (where Nyetimber straddles the county borders). The grape varieties from Champagne, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, therefore find themselves quite at home. In recent years English sparklers, which need, like all sparkling wines, a little acidity to maintain their balance, have been propelled to the top of the quality pile. With the improvement in technology, and provided the climate continues to warm, the future looks very bright for English sparkling wine producers. Away from the South-East, improvements are also bearing fruit with some fine sparkling wine produced in the South-West, and in Herefordshire.

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  1. Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, vintage 2013
    Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, vintage 2013
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    Wonderfully elegant white flowers and crisp green apples with complexity on the finish....
    £42.00 per bottle
  2. Nyetimber Classic (England)
    Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée (England)
    Champagne Blend 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    This tastes and looks like Champagne with a lovely biscuity nose and rich creamy flavours on the...
    £34.00 per bottle
  3. Gusbourne Brut
    Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2014 (England) - Gift Box
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > English Sparkling
    Good biscuity nose leading to a refined, fruity elegant palate, well balanced and long. This is a...
    £35.00 per bottle

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