Interview with Odilon de Varine Chef de Caves of Gosset
“BEST CHAMPAGNE HAD THE PLEASURE OF INTERVIEWING ODILON DE VARINE CHEF DE CAVES OF GOSSET. THIS MUCH-ADMIRED HOUSE WAS FOUNDED IN 1584 AND IS THE OLDEST WINE PRODUCER IN CHAMPAGNE.
“In its early days GOSSET produced still wines, mostly red, but then in the 18th century, when the wines of Champagne began to bubble, the House embraced the trend.
“Today, the GOSSET champagnes are famous for being full-bodied yet very elegant by avoiding malo-lactic fermentation so that the wines keep all their natural fruitiness and freshness.
“Odilon De Varine, a joyful champenois of great pragmatism and with a very clear idea of what champagne should be, explains his approach to winemaking and to build the distinctive GOSSET style, year after year.
“You will realize how his view on reserve wines is very different from the general wisdom in Champagne and yet how, through much longer aging, GOSSET wines reach a level of complexity that champagne aficionados love.
“Read on to learn about this amazing House and next time you see one of their distinctive bottles on the shelf you will not hesitate…”
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