Mosimann’s English Wine Tasting Evening – Friday 5th June
Three exceptional wines, showcasing the breadth and depth of quality of current English winemaking
Join Matt Hodgson, Co-Founder of Grape Britannia, the premier English and Welsh wine specialists, for a tasting of three exceptional wines, showcasing the breadth and depth of quality of current English winemaking. Please scroll down for the Add to Basket button.
Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2015 – Rich and golden in colour, with a delicate mousse and aromas of honeyed citrus fruits, white peach and brioche in the glass. The palate is suffused with red apples, poached pears and bright red berry fruit, displaying more developed notes of freshly baked bread and apple pie. Gusbourne has 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. The distinct terroir and exceptionally mild microclimates of the surroundings add their own depth and complexity to the wines, and Gusbourne aims to allow the combination of site, soil and hard work in the vines to reflect in every bottle.
Chilford Hall Bacchus 2018 – Initially planted in 1972 by the Alper family, the Chilford Hall vineyard is set out over 20 acres of free draining “flinty” soil which overlays chalk. The 2018 vintage was excellent for Chilford, as with so many English wine producers, and the wines express riper fruit flavours than typical, while still retaining fantastic acidity and freshness. Their first varietal Bacchus wine shows great typicity, with herbaceous and hedgerow aromas with flavours of nettle and lime finishing with spicy pepper notes.
Albourne Estate White Pinot Noir 2018 – A light, delicate and subtle wine pressed very gently from whole bunches of Pinot Noir, it displays evocative aromas of rose petal, maraschino cherry & redcurrant on the nose. A proportion of the wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation providing an added creaminess on the palate which reminds us of English raspberries and cream, backed by a pleasing smooth freshness. Alison Nightingale began her working life in multi-national marketing before changing to a more creative, fulfilling and balanced path, setting up Albourne Estate. She selected the site of the vineyard not only for its stunning views of the South Downs, but for its slope, aspect, altitude and geology: tracing the beautiful south-facing slope of a low ridge created by underlying Cretaceous green sandstone. These features provide excellent drainage, low frost risk and maximum sun exposure.