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Millésime Brut 2000

External Review by Palm Bay International:

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.

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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 Millésime Brut

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/08/2011

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.



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