Gosset Grand Millésime Brut
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Gosset Grand Millésime Brut 2006 Champagne

Founded 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 cuvées 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. The Chardonnay in this blend came from Avize, Clamant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail and Vertus. The Pinot Noir in this blend came from Ambonnay, Avenay, A˙-Champagne, Chigny-les-roses and Louvois. 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.

The beginning of the year experienced a very dry spell with no frosts and a good start to the year during spring and the start of summer was disrupted by hailstorms during July, this affected 2400 hectares of vines. However, August was cool and a few wet spells. September proved to be the saviour producing dry and sunny ideal maturation conditions up until the harvest between 6 and 25 September. The Grand Millésime 2006 has had eight years in the cellar before it was disgorged in spring 2015.

Gosset Cellar-Master, Jean-Pierre Mareigner: "The year was particularly favourable to Pinot Noir which shows here a good maturity, with a lot of fruit and body".

The nose is very delicate with immediate apple and pear notes and as it warms a little more aromatic floral notes come out. This has a lovely clean defined palate of apple and citrus notes and as it warms in the glass more pear and yellow plum flavours came forward This is a hint of saltiness with fresh acidity and would be perfect with delicate sea foods and pastas.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 56%, Chardonnay 44%
Dosage: 6 g/L
Disgorged: Spring 2015

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Gosset Grand Millésime Brut
Gosset Grand Millésime Brut
Apr 2017
“Subtle putty aromas on the nose. Very dry and with some real interest and appetising energy here. Good stuff! Still pretty youthful and falls away a little on the end.”
Aug 2016
“Summery scents of hawthorn, lilac and spiced lemon. A violet tinged mouthfeel with flavours of pear, mirabelle and a touch of pink grapefruit. Sustained richness without a loss of freshness thanks to tradtional non malo fermentation – the key to success in vintages a bit low in acidity. This is a charmer already and would pair very well with salmon in a sorrel sauce.”
Jul 2016
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“56% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir.
Pale straw. Already quite a bit of evolution on the nose – more than most 2006s. Lightly bready. Then reasonably sweet start tips it into brioche country. Agreeably medium level of fizziness and nicely dry on the end. Tight-laced finish. Nicely knit and at a good stage for current drinking.
Drink 2014-2028”
Mar 2016
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“Stylish, rich, ripe red fruit, confectionary and yeast nose. Tart, zesty and clean palate with good ripeness of fruit. Long and energetic with both power and precision. The no-malo policy seems to have worked perfectly in this warm vintage of lower acidity. A tart style with plenty of delicious fruit.”
Dec 2015
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“This is a dry style of wine, with great acidity and a tightly wrought texture. As with many Gosset Champagnes, this wine has had no malolactic fermentation, enhancing the freshness and crispness as well as the structure. Full of lemon zest, crisp grapefruit and delicious acidity, it will still age for many years. Drink from 2017.”
Dec 2015
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“The 2006 Brut Grand Millésime offers more near term appeal than many Gosset Champagnes as the flavors show a good amount of complexity, while the contours are nicely mellowed. Hazelnut, savory herbs, anise, mint and dried pear meld into the generous, inviting finish. The typical Gosset energy is nicely balanced by the weight and soft, relaxed contours of a wine that is now nearly ten years old. Lightly honeyed and toasty notes round out the close. In 2006 the blend is 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay from vineyards in Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Vertus, Ambonnay, Avenay, A˙, Chigny-les-Roses and Louvois.”
Nov 2015
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“Vegy nose. Hints of globe artichokes. Pretty sweet and frothy. Just a hint of beeriness. Notably individual. Lots of undertow. Very broad and willowy. Good but not great. ”
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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