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Gosset NV

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Made in a nonmalolactic style, with the initial fermentation in small oak barrels, this cuvee ages three years on the lees. It relies on the 2000 vintage, with 12 percent reserve wines from 1999. Lovely combination of flavor and harmony. Loads of mineral- and spice-tinged fruit highlight this creamy, concentrated brut. It's dry, with tangy acidity and a lingering finish. 45 percent Pinot Noir, 42 percent Chardonnay and 13 percent Pinot Meunier.

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Champagne Gosset:
For four century, great care has benn taken to maintain the reputation of the brand, and to preserve a family know-how in making champagne. In 1584 Pierre Gosset, alderman of Ay and wine-grower, made still, mostly red, wines from the grapes he harvested from his own vines. In those days, two wines vied for pride of place at the table of the Kings of France: The wine of Ay and , from some hundre... Read more
For four century, great care has benn taken to maintain the reputation of the brand, and to preserve a family know-how in making champagne. In 1584 Pierre Gosset, alderman of Ay and wine-grower, made still, mostly red, wines from the grapes he harvested from his own vines. In those days, two wines vied for pride of place at the table of the Kings of France: The wine of Ay and , from some hundreds of leagues further South, the wine of Beaune. Both were made from the same grape varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The reputation of the wine of Ay was such that Francois the First had his own winery built there, which is now owned by Champagne Gosset. Then, in the 18th century the wine made in and around Ay began to bubble, and the Gosset family turned naturally to the production of champagne. At Gosset, most of the cuvees are presented in the old style bottle, a replica of the one used in the 18th and 19th centuries. We carefully avoid malolactic fermentation so that the wines keep their natural freshness. Read less

External Reviews for Gosset

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Made in a nonmalolactic style, with the initial fermentation in small oak barrels, this cuvee ages three years on the lees. It relies on the 2000 vintage, with 12 percent reserve wines from 1999. Lovely combination of flavor and harmony. Loads of mineral- and spice-tinged fruit highlight this creamy, concentrated brut. It's dry, with tangy acidity and a lingering finish. 45 percent Pinot Noir, 42 percent Chardonnay and 13 percent Pinot Meunier.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This is expressive, exuding coconut, lemon, fresh ginger and toast aromas and flavors. Builds to a long aftertaste of toast and hazelnut. Balanced. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A rich, aromatic and medium-bodied bubbly, full of pencil shavings, honey and candied fruit flavors allied to a moderately firm structure. Fine length. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very spicy, evoking cinnamon and ginger notes, allied to firm structure. Good intensity helps balance all the elements. Nutty aftertaste. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Thick and potent, this has an unctuous richness supported by tight acidity. Serve it with Cornish game hens roasted with wild mushrooms.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This is subtle and spicy, with hints of lotus root and mint. It has the cool sensation of a limestone cellar. The dosage is integrated, making the wine feel supple while the acidity keeps it clean. A fine aperitif.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Impressively tiny bubbles set the stage for this refined non-vintage Brut. It has a roasted scent of toasted wheat, a supple, clean exposition of leesy flavors, gentle, graceful and dry in the end. That pleasing bitterness makes this a fine aperitif to arouse the appetite for dinner.




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