Champagne Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 2015


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Alcohol: 12.5%

Grape(s): 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay

Localization: Champagne, France

Tasting Notes: NOSE: Fruity, fresh and zesty nose. This luscious and elegant Champagne expresses notes of pastries and aromas of fresh fruit (orange and Mirabelle plum). A delicate note of pear brings a hint of Poire Williams liqueur can be detected as the wine warms up.

PALATE: An energetic wine on the palate with nice tension and fresh fruit aromas (nectarine, yellow peach) as well as a touch of lovely crisp acidity. The finish is clean, direct, saline, and mineral, leaving a lovely hint of bitterness and verbena.

94 Points Wine Spectator: “A firm, focused version, this swathes a chiseled spine of acidity in a raw, silky texture and finely meshed flavors of yellow peach, orange liqueur, honeycomb and chopped almond. A rich streak of salinity drives the well-cut, spiced finish..”

Notes: A vintage Champagne is a snapshot of the growing year and this is a vintage viewed through the filter of the Gosset style. 2015 was an excellent year for Pinot Noir. To create an elegant and distinguished Champagne, we selected plots where the Pinot Noirs were particularly fresh and fine. The Chardonnays were chosen for their vibrant and aromatic character.

Food pairing: This Champagne is perfect for a sundowner paired with some vegetables grilled a la plancha, Pata Negra ham, well-aged Parmesan or matured Comté.

The Domain: The oldest Wine House in Champagne: Aÿ 1584
The history of the Gosset family began more than five centuries ago with the first official ancestor of the line, Jean Gosset (1484-1556), “Lord of Aÿ and Mareuil”.

The origins of the House date back to 1584 when Pierre Gosset, lord and alderman of Aÿ decided to open a wine trading house. Sixteen generations, in direct lineage, will shine after him in Aÿ-Champagne and will perpetuate the know-how of the House, respectful of traditional family craftsmanship.

At the end of 1993, the House joined the Renaud-Cointreau family group which has since perpetuated the Gosset style.

This merger and the birth of the vintage Gosset Celebris Cuvées, will ultimately bring Champagne Gosset into the upper echelons of prestigious houses.

For more than four centuries, Maison Gosset has been perpetuating the improvement and transmission of its know-how in producing Champagne wines with original character. From 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Aÿ and winemaker, produced still wines, often red, with the harvest from his own vines.

It was in 1760 that Jean Gosset used for the first time what would become the emblem of Maison Gosset: the antique bottle.

This bottle is an exclusive model, which appeared in the family's collection of ancestral bottles. It owes its nickname to the “antique glass” color given to the glass paste which is used in its composition.

Adorned with a label called “saltoir medallion” by its creator Albert Gosset and unique in Champagne, it is an exclusive model recognizable at first glance. 

Our Great Champagne Wines express the authenticity and complementarity of the Champagne terroirs. They draw their generosity from a selection of grapes from 140 hectares spread across the entire appellation: a wide range of vintages (villages) allowing us to compose the desired harmony for our vintages depending on the year, so that the Gosset style remains recognizable year after year.

The Gosset style is a great mineral freshness combined with a deep vinosity. 

A unique style, resulting from a unique vinification method that preserves the original freshness of the aromas of the grapes, ensures a potential for long maturation of the wines on their lees, in cellars, offering connoisseurs wines of great depth: elegant and complex at the same time.

Odilon de Varine, an oenologist by training, Deputy General Director since 2006 and cellar manager, relies on a team headed by another cellar manager, Gabrielle Malagu.

Imbued with the House spirit, they continue the work of Jean-Pierre Mareigner, former cellar master who liked to say: “At Gosset we first develop a wine, the bubbles enhance it”.