Champagne Gosset - Grand Rosé Brut
Grande Rosé Brut from Gosset is made from 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir including 8% of red wine. No malolactic fermentation is done after the alcohol fermentation. Storage for 3 years.
- Country : France
- Region : Champagne
- Grape variety : Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
- Classification : AOP Champagne
- Awards : 93/100 Wine spectator, 91/9100 The wine advocate,, 16.5/20 Revue de vins de France, 17/20 Jancis Robinson, Guide Hachette
- 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 complex rose-pink color reminding of salmon pink with ruby-cherry hues. The nose has elements of both fresh, jammy and cooked strawberry. Some lactic hints reminding that the wine is young. The palate is structured while being in a constant balance between freshness and fruitiness. It's dominated by aromas from strawberries (in compote) that gives a soft and full-bodied feeling. An easily accessible and easy-going champagne in its youth, but whose maturity will preserve and even intensify the complexity.