Introducing Gusbourne Fifty One Degrees North, 2016.
This prestige cuvée is the pinnacle of Gusbourne’s craft. And the ultimate expression of modern English winemaking. Only produced in the most exceptional vintages where the fruit was both intense and rich, but also incredibly structured with fine, balanced acidity. It is deeply complex, incredibly rewarding now, and will also age beautifully for years to come.
Pale gold in colour, with a fine mousse. The nose has a delicate oyster shell freshness, bursting with white blossom and green apple with notes of creamy lemon citrus. The palate is rich, full-bodied and complex. Sixty-seven months on the lees has given this wine copious amounts of baked patisserie, brioche and a buttery richness. Beautifully balanced with characteristic citrus flavours and layers of stone and orchard fruits. Giving an incredibly long finish.
Food And Wine Matching
This wine pairs brilliantly with more complex seafood and fish dishes. As well as Asian and Japanese cuisines. A beautiful match with Pan-Fried Halibut with a cream sauce, chanterelle mushrooms and samphire. Or classics such as Lobster Thermidor or Turbot with Shrimp, Courgette and Sea Greens.
Presented in a beautiful gift box, Gusbourne Fifty One Degrees North is an ideal English Sparkling Wine for any celebration or occasion. And makes a perfect present for family and friends.
Gusbourne is an ancient estate that dates back to the early 1400s. It is based in the tiny village of Appledore on a low south-facing escarpment. Situated in the warm South East corner of Kent, about 6 miles from the sea. Gusbourne planted their first vines in 2004. Gusbourne has a clear vision and a single goal to create world-class English Sparkling Wines. That stand shoulder to shoulder with the very finest wines from across the globe.
An uncompromising quest for perfection and a meticulous approach to detail is at the heart of everything Gusbourne does. They ensure only the best grapes are used in their winemaking by growing and hand-picking all their grapes themselves. They produce exclusively vintage wines that are unique to each growing season because they want each bottle to be a true reflection of both time and place.