In a nutshell:
A delicate, floral and crisp nglish sparkling rosé from the highly regarded Gusbourne Estate.
The fruit for Gusbourne's wines from their vineyards in Appledore, Kent and at Goodwood in West Sussex. For this, their sparkling rosé, the blend of grapes used is 60% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and just a spoonful of of Pinot Meunier. To create the delicate pink colour a small amount of barrel aged red wine is blended in before bottling and secondary fermentation. The result of this is a wine with a delicate, summery, salmon pink colour with aromas of strawberry and apricot, and creamy red fruits and herbs on the palate with and a rounded texture coming through at the complex finish.
When to drink:
Always a brilliant sparkler to drink on its own it's also a perfect partner at summer picnics with smoked salmon, light cheeses and summer fruits - think Glyndebourne on the lawns.