Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs champagne N.V

Gosset


Most people have "Thier" champagne for those special times and Gosset is ours, engagement, new house, new kitchen, the arrival of our first child. So we decided to break the Secret Cellar mould and stock this amazing drink. 

Over the years we have drunk our fair share of Gosset's range and enjoyed every sip.  we love the velvety style to the smaller bubbles which give a very creamy, dry but not acidic flavour, this comes from the fact that all of Gosset cuvees have good bottle age.

A bit about Champagne Gosset and Blanc de Blancs:

Champagne Gosset, the oldest wine house in Champagne, Aÿ 1584, has launched in 2011 a new addition to its Antique range of vintage blends – Grand Blanc de Blancs. This combination of 100 percent Chardonnay grapes from three vintages (2003, 2004 and 2005) joins Grande Reserve, Grand Rose and Grand Millesime, and is a tribute to the blending skills of Gosset’s acclaimed cellar master Jean-Pierre Mareigner.

Mareigner selected the finest grapes from just 15 villages and the new Grand Blanc de Blancs aged in deep cellars for at least five years. Champagne Gosset selects its grapes from more than 60 villages.

The Blanc de Blancs is a precious concentration of the ‘terroir’ of Côtes des Blancs (Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil sur-Oger, Oger and Cuis) and Côtes des Noirs (Tour sur Marne, Trépail, and Villers-Marmery)

“This new blend is the very essence of Champagne: it is a wine bursting with finesse, elegance and freshness.” says International Director Philippe Manfredini.

“Full of complexity and aromas, it demonstrates perfectly the blending skills of our cellar master and is an exceptional cuvée. More than a Grand Blanc de Blancs, this is a Grand Gosset Champagne.”

 

Production area

Situated in the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ, 5 kilometres north of Epernay, Gosset has some rather famous neighbours, including Bollinger. However, production is much below that of the larger houses and would struggle to reach the number of bottles produced by Krug in a year. Yearly production has now reached almost 1.3 million bottles. All Gosset champagnes are ‘recently disgorged’ and the house does not undertake malolactic fermentation. This preserves acidity which in turn keeps the wine fresh for much longer. Bottles are removed from one part of the cellar to another every six months and given a vigorous shake in the process. This reinvigorates any live yeast and is only carried out by a few houses.

Varieties
100% Chardonnay

Description
Blanc de Blancs is golden yellow with delicate green hues, typical of a great Blanc de Blancs. And, as will all Gosset champagnes, it has very fine bubbles. On the nose, it is both mineral and floral, with aromas of flowers mixed with white fruits, apricot and Mirabelle plum. There are very light notes of lemon and other citrus fruits, crystallised quince and honey. On the palate, it is harmonious, complex and delicate, with great freshness. It is a crisp and well-structured champagne with a gentle silky finish. It is the perfect aperitif and is excellent paired with seafood such as scallops, crab or lobster.

Food Pairings
Perfect for drinking on its own or with any food. Traditionally served as an aperitif or with shellfish

Product Details

ABV:  12.5%
Serving emp  8-10 ° C. 
Laydown

 4yrs

Volume

75cl

 

Vendor: Gosset



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