Gusbourne Pinot Noir 2018
Gusbourne Pinot Noir is a single vineyards Pinot Noir that shows lots of pure, bright fruit flavours.
A clear and lovely rich red colour. Bright and fruity nose including wild strawberries, raspberries, plum and redcurrant. Smooth, rich and elegant on the palate. Dominating flavours of juicy morello cherries and jammy wild red berries with savoury oak spice undertones of pepper, dark chocolate and earth. Soft and supple tannins, dry, lively acidity and a long savoury finish.
100% Pinot Noir from Gusbourne’s Boot Hill vineyard near Appledore in Kent. Hand-picking and sorting in the vineyards, bringing only the highest quality grapes to the winery. 5 days cold soak before destemming and gentle pressing in whole bunches. Fermentation on skins at 22°C for 14 days in stainless steel tanks. Ageing for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Top tip: Although it’s hugely enjoyable now, this Pinot Noir will only hit its peak drinking stride in a few years. Keep until 2026.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– PINOT NOIR TROPHY WINNER
Ripe, red cherry notions on the nose come with a restraining sense of smokiness. The palate, slender and delicate, then adds lovely pepper spice while translucent, silky tannins fold gently around that lithe body. There is purity and just about ripeness, all the more captivating because it is really there.