Gusbourne, Guinevere, Chardonnay, Kent, England, 2019

£25.00

A truly stunning wine. You would do well to find a better example of the quality of English winemaking. In fact, this wine is up there with the global big boys in Chardonnay. A wine for our country to be proud of. 

The myth. The legend. The Guinevere. This is multi-award-winning wine, across multiple vintages and always consistently delivers a fantastic tasting experience.

In the words of Gusbourne: "All of the grapes used in our winemaking are sourced solely from Gusbourne vineyards. We have 60 hectares at Gusbourne Estate in Kent and 30 hectares in West Sussex that are planted with the 3 classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Aligned with our vision to create the finest wines we possibly can, we choose to plant predominantly Burgundian clones in our vineyards. These clones produce lower yields than other classic clones, but the resultant fruit is riper and has significantly more flavour, making our grapes ideal for the production of fine sparkling wine. The distinct terroir and exceptionally mild microclimates of our surroundings add their own depth and complexity to our wines, and we aim to allow the combination of site, soil and hard work in the vines to reflect in every bottle. As such, we interfere as little as possible with nature’s own processes, and prefer to let our grapes speak for themselves."

Nose

Citrus, stone fruits, hint of butter and creamy oak. White peach and almond. Touch of freshly cut lemon.

Palate

Vibrant and clean as a whistle. All of the above and with some candied lemon, hazelnut and oatmeal.

Fantastic acidity, texture and length on the palate. England’s best Chardonnay? We think so.