Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve Brut
In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Aÿ and winegrower, mainly produced red, silent wines with the harvest from his own vineyards. This makes Gosset the oldest winery in Champagne. However, in the 18th century, the production of still wines made in and around Aÿ changed to bubbles. Malolactic fermentation is carefully avoided in order to preserve the malic acid, which provides the natural fruity aromas. ("échelle des crus").
The grapes for this Champagne mainly come from the following municipalities / Cru's: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Villers-Marmery ..... Gosset only uses the best Cru's from the Marne district with an average 95% rating on the official quality scale. The dosage for the Grande Reserve Brut is 8 grams per liter. Malolactic fermentation is intentionally avoided to preserve all the primary fruit in the wine as much as possible. The wine is stored in the cellars for a minimum of 3 years, before dégorgement takes place.
The Grande Reserve is a blend 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier. The Grande Réserve Brut is the signature of Champagne Gosset. It is the true expression of what Gosset must radiate, according to Jean Pierre Mareigner, the cellar master. The nose smells dominating of fruit combined with refreshing tones. The attack is creamy and soft. The Chardonnay provides the fruitiness, while the Pinot Noir in turn is responsible for the structure of the wine. In short; subtle and a classic character!
Very pleasant aperitif, but also a good companion of tapas, dishes with poultry, crustaceans and shellfish, Comté or Parmesan.
Wine Enthusiast June 2017: 92 / 10016.5 / 20 Revue du Vin de France 201516/20 Guide Gault & Millau 201590/100 Gilbert & Gaillard Magazine 12 2013
In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Aÿ and winegrower, mainly made red, still wines with the harvest from his own vineyards. This makes Gosset the oldest winery in Champagne. At that time, champagne as we know it did not yet exist. Gosset sold a still, mostly red wine made from the grapes from its own vineyards. Champagne and wine from Beaune in Burgundy competed for the favor of the French kings at the time. When, thanks to the invention of Dom Pérignon, sparkling champagne could be made and sold in bottles, the house of Gosset also became involved in the production of white sparkling champagne. And in the 18th century the production of still wines made in and around Aÿ changed to bubbles. Malolactic fermentation is carefully avoided in order to preserve the malic acid, which provides the natural fruity aromas. Gosset assembles the best Crus of the Marne district (Grand Crus and Premier Crus), with an average classification of 95% on the official Cru scale ("échelle des crus").
|Type of Wine||White|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch|