Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage

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  • Introduction

    • The Grand Blanc de Blancs was launched in 2011 – a bold move from a winery whose history is rooted in the Pinot Noir territory of Aÿ. However, in recent decades, Gosset’s wines are dominated by Chardonnay, reflecting access to the best Chardonnay sites. The family and winery team wanted to offer champagne connoisseurs a wine with finesse, elegance and freshness in the tradition of other cuvees from Gosset’s antique range.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyard Sources: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Villers-Marmery, Trépail

  • Vinification

    • Time Spent in Cellars Prior to Disgorging: 4 years

      Dosage: Brut (6g/L)

    • Malolactic: None. Exposes terroir and preserves sharp acidity, highlighting purity, freshness and fruit.
    • Aging: Tirage (bottled) 2015
    • Disgorged: 2019
  • Technical Information

    • LOT NUMBERS:  L069161E1B

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Vintage Composition: 80%-90% of blend from the 2014 vintage; 10%-20% of blend from 2013 vintage
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 6.2 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • “In our range, we lacked a Blanc de Blancs. We wanted to add one to the family, yet preserve the House style. It offers both the finesse of the Côte des Blancs and the structure of the Montagne de Reims. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this wine.” – Odilon de Varine, Cellarmaster

      The fine and steady bubbles rise gracefully to the surface. The color is pale golden. The nose, both mineral and floral, reveals aromas of flowers, white fruits, apricots, Mirabelle plum and very light notes of lemon, citrus fruits, quince jelly, honey and star anise. In the mouth, one will be seduced by the saltiness and iodine touch typical to the champenois terroir. White flowers mingle with a hint of toastiness. A silky and harmonious sensation for this crisp and structured champagne.

      Suggested Serving Temperatures: Between 8 C and 10 C (46 F and 50 F)

      Suggested Pairings: The Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut makes the perfect apéritif; its freshness also makes it ideal for pairing with many dishes, including scallops, crab remoulade or gougères.

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Reviews

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – NV – The Wine Advocate – 92+ Points

    Based on the 2016 vintage and disgorged in September 2019, the new release of Gosset's NV Brut Grand Blanc de Blancs (which will arrive in the US later this year) unwinds in the glass with notes of citrus oil, warm biscuits, green apple and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, it's racy and incisive, with a bright spine of acidity, chalky structure and a long, penetrating finish. As ever, this cuvée emphasizes Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs — NV – Decanter – 91 Points

    Gosset is Champagne's oldest producer, founded in the 16th century, and this blanc de blancs takes advantage of its well-established connections by sourcing Chardonnay from 15 different villages. The base wines are aged on lees after the primary fermentation but malolactic fermentation is blocked in order to retain the house's characteristic zinginess. The result is prickly, saline, lemony and tight, with some mouth-puckering apple, citrus and herb flavours. Light and focused, there's a touch of nuttiness on the finish....

  • Champagne Gosset Brut Grand Blanc de Blancs — NV – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs gives this Champagne its typical mineral edge that partners with open apple fruits and crisp acidity. The wine perfectly marries fruit and texture. Drink now.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Brut Blanc de Blancs – NV – Wine & Spirits – 93 Points

    This wine’s flavors seem to be carved out of chalk, its fruit mellowed to notes of Marcona almond, toast and white mushrooms, its structure firm and classical. It’s a blend of chardonnay from Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, achieving its richness without malolactic fermentation, so there’s a sharp line of acidity adding a chalky grace note at the end.

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