Gosset Champagne NV Grand Reserve 750ml
Gosset Champagne NV Grand Reserve
NV Grande Réserve Brut
45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier; predominantly Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, VillersMarmery; aged 4 years on lees; 7g/L and 8g/L dosage in successive disgorgement; cork
’The tension and energy of Grande Réserve are on full display in the great 2013 base vintage, filled with crunchy, exact red gala apple, lemon and even a hint of fennel. Power meets tension in a celebration of impressive fruit sources, showcasing their pedigree in depth and tension, blessed with all the toasted brioche and spice of long bottle age, illuminated by bright malic vitality and Gosset's signature of prominent, gently rolling, fine chalk mineral finesse. A very fine mousse wraps around a spine of magnificent, ripe yet confident malic acidity. Chalk minerality is heightened to profound levels, lingering very long with frothing salt mineral texture. Every detail lingers with generous length and accurate line. This is a Grande Réserve of greater precision, harmony and persistence than ever before – the finest I have seen this cuvée.’ 95 points, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021.
Champagne Gosset Champagne, France.
Appellations: AOC Champagne
Proprietor: Cointreau Family, Jean-Pierre Cointreau, President.
Winemaker: Odilon de Varine
Wine Making Overview: Fermentation of around 70 individual parcels in small stainless steel tanks of 20, 40 and 60hl. No malolactic conversion. Long elevage on lees, from 4+ years for the Grande Réserve, up to 15 years or more for the prestige cuvées.
Vineyard Area: Gosset owns just 1ha of vineyard, but works with more than 200 growers in around 70 different villages (crus) in Champagne.
Viticulture: moving to sustainable
Vineyards & Terroir: Chalk limestone.
Vine Density: An average of about 8000 vines/hectare.
Vegan Friendly: No
Average Production: 90000 dozen