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Gusbourne aims high with English sparkling wine at £195

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Gusbourne has launched Fifty One Degrees North english sparkling wine from the 2014 vintage at £195 per bottle, which is thought to make it the most expensive so far released. Some others aren’t too far behind – Nyetimber’s 1086 rosé 2010 is £175 – yet Gusbourne’s move reinforces a sense of ambition within the UK wine world to be a regular fixture at this prestige cuvée level. Fifty One Degrees North, named after the position of Gusbourne’s vineyards in Kent and West Sussex, is a blend of two-thirds chardonnay and one-third pinot Noir, and was aged 80 months on lees. It reflects eight years of tasting and monitoring behind the scenes, according to chief winemaker Charlie Holland. ‘It’s [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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