Champagne Gosset - Grand Blanc de blancs Brut
Grand Blanc de blancs Brut from Gosset is made from 100% Chardonnay. No malolactic fermentation is done after the alcohol fermentation. The final wine is made from wines of 3 different vintages. Storage for 4 years.
- Country : France
- Region : Champagne
- Grape variety : Chardonnay
- Classification : AOP Champagne
- Awards : 93/100 Wine Enthousiast, 92/100 Decanter World wine award, 17/20 Revue de vins de France
- Color : Sparkling
- Alcohol degree : 12 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Champagne Gosset is considered to be the oldest wine house in Champagne dating back to 1584. Gosset is still a family business that has acted for more than four centuries to maintain knowledge in the production of Champagne wines. In 1584, Pierre Gosset, the elderly man from Aÿ and winemaker, produced non-sparkling wines, often red, with the harvest from his own vines. At that time, mainly two types of wine competed for the place on the French kings' dining table, namely wines from Aÿ and wines from Beaune a little further south from Aÿ. Both wines were made from the same noble grape varieties - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - but in the 18th century the wines from the Aÿ and Champagne region became sparkling. Today, the wines are still sold in the original bottle, an exact reproduction of the one used in the 18th century by Champagne Gosset. The malolactic fermentation is carefully avoided to preserve the malic acidity which restores the wine's naturally fruity aromas.
A bright yellow beautiful color with golden hues. Small fine bubbles that create a creamy string in the glass. The nose is both floral and mineral that reveals aromas of flowers, white fruit, apricot, plums, and to a very limited extent, sour yellow lemon, citrus, quince, sweet honey and star anise. The palate is characterized by iodine and for the champagne region typical, slightly salty elements. A nice fusion of roasted and floral aromas. A soft and harmonious taste for this lively but well-structured champagne. To serve as an aperitif, but its freshness also allows many combinations such as with scallops, a fish tartar, oysters or a creamy risotto with parmesan cheese.