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Gosset Champagne Brut Grand Millesime 2000
Grape Varieties 56 Chardonnay, 44 Pinot NoirVinification Ages five to eight years in bottles prior to release. This champagne is ready to be enjoyed now and will continue to develop a richness, intensity and maturity like a fine white wine, over the next 10 years.Color A clear, brilliant gold with green and amber hues. A persistent stream of supremely fine bubbles.Bouquet Delicate and complex. Accents of jasmine, white lilac and Tahitian vanilla mingle with scents of apricot, peach, pear and toasted nuts in a powerful bouquet. Shows the elegance of young champagne that is already showing its pedigree through luxurious, deeply sensual spicy notes.Taste This graceful and full-bodied champagne is extraordinarily lively and crisp. Fresh on the palate, laced with spicy baking flavors like fruit cake, cinnamon and anise followed by hints of violet. Enjoyable, long and pleasantly persistent on the finish.Serving Suggestions This aromatic and rich champagne is the epitome of complexity. There are innumerous possibilities for pairings, but its aristocratic allure is particularly well-matched with both modern and traditional French and Asian cuisine. Try with scallops roasted with lemon or snails in choux pastry. When deciding on a match, opt for creative, well-balanced dishes that complement and heighten the flavor of the wine.
External Reviews for Gosset Champagne Brut Grand Millesime
Millesime Brut 2000 - 91 Points, International Wine Cellar / Light gold. The nose displays an array of citrus and pit fruit aromas, complicated by an intense floral quality and an exotic touch of cherry pit. Broad but racy, with sharply focused orange and honeysuckle flavors and a deeper peach pit quality. The very persistent finish features lingering spice and citrus zest notes. This should be very flexible with rich or lighter foods.
Founded in A 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. Gosset’s reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Unlike most champagne producers, this illustrious wine house purposely avoids malolactic fermentation and always performs riddling and disgorging of prestige cuvées and large-format bottles by hand. Gosset champagnes are made with infinite care and kept in deep cellars for at least three years – and up to five or more for vintage and prestige cuvées – before release. Gosset’s inimitable style – powerful and full-bodied, of unrivaled richness and staying power – has changed very little over the centuries. Gosset is now a fixture on wine lists of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, lauded by sommeliers for an exceptional capacity to enhance a wide range of cuisine. It is, in short, a legend among the wines of Champagne. Production Area The Chardonnay is sourced from the Grand and Premier Cru vineyards: Avize, Cramant, Cuis, Vertus, Trépail, Villers-Marmery. The Pinot Noir is sourced from the Grand and Premier Cru vineyards: A, Verzaney, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Chigny-les-Roses, Avenay Val d’Or. During the 2000 vintage, the vineyards were hit by violent storms and heavy rains; however, the vines recovered with the arrival of beautiful weather during the summer and harvest period of time. The Grand Millésime 2000 drew its strength and characteristics from these exceptional conditions. Grape Varieties 57% Chardonnay; 43% Pinot Noir Vinification A prestige cuvée aged a minimum of eight years on the lees prior to disgorging, which is well over the minimum three years of bottle aging required by law for a vintage cuvée. This is a champagne with great aging potential. Color Luminous pale gold, with abundant sparkle and fine, persistent bubbles. Bouquet Delicate, elegant and rich. A deliciously-scented bouquet of mango, pineapple, lemon and apricot mingle with fresh springtime flowers such as hawthorn, chamomile and jasmine. Taste Fresh, elegant and lively with notes of pineapple, mango and apricot, followed by nuances of hazelnut. Long, elegant and persistent finish. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions A marvelous complement to almost any kind of dish. This wine can take the journey from roasted scallops with lemon and farm-raised veal chops with potatoes straight through to a crisp caramelized pear dessert. It is, in short, pure culinary delight.
Millesime Brut 2000 - 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast / A soft and beautifully ripe Champagne, albeit with a steely, mineral core. It is very much in the Gosset pure, dry style, full of apple and grapefruit acidity to go with a light yeast character. Unlike some 2000s, this should age.
Grand Millesime 2000 - 90 Points, Wine Advocate/ A large-scaled, exuberant wine bursting with ripe apricots, roasted hazelnuts, smoke and sweet baking spices, with slightly oxidative overtones that add complexity. Extended lees aging has additional volume and breadth to an already finessed mousse.
Grand MIllesime 2000 - 92 points, International Wine Cellar/ Light, bright gold. Toasty pit and orchard fruit scents are complicated by sweet butter, chamomile and honey. Smoky, penetrating peach pit and pear flavors are braced by a note of bitter blood orange and pick up spiciness with air. Closes firm and long, with excellent clarity and a hint of fresh fig.
Food Pairings for Gosset Champagne Brut Grand Millesime
Dietary Information: Kosher
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