Champagne Gosset - Grande Réserve Brut
Grande Réserve Brut from Gosset is made from 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. No malolactic fermentation is done after the alcohol fermentation. The final wine is created out from 3 different vintages. Storage for 4 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 light yellow golden color. The nose is intense and expressive, elements mainly of ripe black berries (black currant), wheat, dried fruit, gingerbread and mixed fruit jam. The palate is dominated by a refreshing mineral tension combined with a warm and round taste with some meatiness mouthfeel. A subtle structure with its own style, signed Champagne Gosset. Excellent for aperitif, but also paired with sweet and sour and lightly spicy dishes, preferably with boiled fruit, exotic dishes such as tajines. An excellent choice from aperitif to dessert.