Gosset Celebris
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Gosset Celebris 1998
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Gosset Celebris 1998 Champagne

More vintages: 2002, 2004Founded in 1584, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of A and wine-grower, mostly red, wine from the grapes he harvested from his own vines. In the 18th century as champagne sales began to grow, the Gosset family turned to making champagne. Today, the Gosset cuves are still presented in the antique flask identical to the one used since the 18th century. In 1994 the house was sold to the family owned Renaud-Cointreau Group, and this allowed a new level of investment to improve their vineyard management and production in the winery.

Gosset blends together the best Crus of the Marne district with Premier Cru vineyards in the villages are Avize, Chouilly, Villers-Marmery, Ambonnay, Verzenay. Once the wine has gone through its first fermentation, Gosset prevent the still wine undergoing its malolactic fermentation, which is a natural process where malic acid converts to lactic acid, the bi-product is something called diacetyl, which is the main flavour compound in butter. Most champagne houses allow their wines to undergo the ML fermentation, so the champagnes that don't tend to have fresher acidity and be more delicate and fruit driven.

1998 vintage showed all the hallmarks of producing wines with exceptional acidity, this has helped in the production of Gosset Celebris 1998. A particularly hot August, the hottest since 1962 and a September full of sunshine, but relatively mild compared to August.

A golden colour with a fine stream of bubbles, on the nose a delicate hint of floral notes with peaches and apricots. On the palate, initial flavours of pear and lemon lead to a mid palate of vanilla and slighty hints of coffee. A very rare vintage due to small production.

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Dosage: 3.5 g/L

Gosset Celebris 1998 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Gosset Celebris
ChampagneClub.com,
Apr 2012
88/100
“All winemakers strive for equilibrium in one way or another. Gosset, with their oxidative, opulent style, must battle to achieve equilibrium by having a high level of acid and low dosage. In this case they have chosen to make an Extra Brut, which is a choice that I would not have made. I think that a slightly higher dosage would have made the wine rather more pleasing to the public and more harmonious from the start as well as protecting it against future oxidation. There is a great deal to indicate that its maturity will reach a slender peak, which one will have to aim at in order to be completely satisfied. This wine is otherwise clear and beautifully golden with lively mousse and a pompous A-Pinot aroma of an animal and red fruit type. Full-bodied and quite divorced from its actual grape composition at present. A short, dry finish on an otherwise lovely taste trip in the country of A.”
Bought directly from Louis Latour Agencies the UK agent for Champagne Gosset. We hold the champagne in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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