Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

CELEBRIS Extra Brut – 2002

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  • Introduction

    • In 1993, cellarmaster Jean-Pierre Mareigner decided to pursue a project that had originated with Albert Gosset (15th generation, 1915-1991) — a prestige cuvée that would represent the best of Champagne Gosset. Thus was born CELEBRIS, a 1988 vintage cuvée, sold for the first time in 1995. This cuvée is the culmination of the Gosset style and immediately joined other high-end champagnes in its class. The great aromatic complexity and beautiful finesse that distinguishes this wine mean it can be paired with the most elaborate dishes.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyard Sources: Aÿ-Champagne, Bouzy, Verzy, Chouilly, Cramant

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2002 vintage was characterized by a cold, dry, sunny winter followed by warmer weather and rain until mid-March. Dry, sunny yet cool weather commenced on September 10 through harvest. Large diurnal shifts in temperature concentrated the sugars and produced healthy grapes.

  • Vinification

    • Malolactic Fermentation: None
      Time Spent in Cellars Prior to Disgorging: Minimum 10 years
      Dosage: Extra brut (5g/L)

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 8.6g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very fresh, this cuvée leaves a lingering sensation of purity and fruitiness without extravagance, with beautiful aromas of green apple and lemon.

      “This is a champagne that was difficult to create. I selected contrasting villages in order to blend various personalities. I was looking for structure but also freshness. The final result is an exceptional cuvée.” Jean-Pierre Mareigner, Cellarmaster

      Suggested Serving Temperatures: Between 10 C and 12 C (50 F and 53 F)

      Suggested Pairings: Being very elegant, the CELEBRIS Extra Brut 2002 is perfect as an apéritif, leaving the wine to express itself freely. It can also be paired with free-range poultry, sweetbreads en papillote with lemongrass sauce, and fish dishes with sauce, such as monkfish in a browned butter sauce.

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  • CELEBRIS Extra Brut – 2002 – 94 points – Burghound.com

    “An elegant, complex and wonderfully expressive nose features plenty of yeast character on the citrusy, apple, pear, brioche and cool floral scents. There is equally good complexity to the detailed, refined and intense flavors…”

  • CELEBRIS Extra Brut – 2002 – 18.5 points – JancisRobinson.com

    "... Lots of raciness and very dry ..."

  • CELEBRIS Extra Brut – 2002 – 94 points – Wine & Spirits

    “… this shows the deep intensity and powerful acidity of the vintage. That acidity keeps it laser focused, even as the golden apple and peach tart flavors build a sense of opulence. … the structure is youthful and firm…”

  • CELEBRIS Extra Brut – 2002 – 95 points – The Wine Advocate

    “… displays a noble, clear, fresh and subtle bouquet with white fruit and brioche flavors … ethereal lightness here, with great purity and mineral tension. It also has the intensity of perfect fruit in the long and persistent finish…”

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