Wine & Spirits - 90 points - "There’s an old-fashioned formality to this wine’s structure—it did not go through malolactic fermentation, so there’s tartness to the fruit as a counterpoint to the heady richness. It gets its color from seven percent still pinot noir in the blend, which also points up a faint rose-petal note and some vegetal tones. Serve it with buttery pasta with morels, or a crisp roast duck."
This cuvee is designed to appeal to the most discerning palate and, more generally, anyone looking for a touch of romance in their apéritif. Its freshness, with notes of red fruit (strawberry, raspberry, and redcurrant), provides a smooth, comfortable sensation that lingers with hints of pink grapefruit.
This champagne can be served as an accompaniment to carefully chosen dishes such as salmon, a strawberry and tomato gazpacho with basil, or pan-fried scampi.
This stylish, complex and elegantly powerful Champagne is the pinnacle of Gosset’s range and delivers such layered, fresh and complex style. The palate has a super smooth-honed, long and plush feel with a wealth of grilled almonds and grapefruit. Long, succulent draw through the finish. Magnificent. Drink now.
A blend mainly of Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims, Gosset's deluxe cuvée has been well aged. With its edge of toastiness and the still-vibrant citrus and white fruits, the wine is at a beautiful, poised moment, though it will continue to age even further.
Aging: Over 9 years on the lees in the cellar
Disgorged: September 2017
Varietal Composition: 57% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir
RS: Extra Brut (3 g/L Dosage)
Founded in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. It also remains one of the most prestigious, considered by many collectors and connoisseurs as the world’s preeminent name in luxury champagne. In 2009, this storied winemaker celebrated a landmark 425-year anniversary.
Gosset's legacy is today in the safekeeping of the Cointreau family, who also owns and manages the highly regarded Cognac Frapin. While other champagne houses are handing over the reigns to large corporations, the members of this family are personally involved in the winemaking practices that have, over 425 years, made Gosset the ultimate name in champagne. In 2009, the family announced the acquisition of a new property in the heart of Epernay, which, with space for up to 2.5 million bottles, will serve as an extension to its production facilities in Aÿ.