Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

CELEBRIS Brut – 2012

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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 vintage is only the 9th Gosset Celebris in the last 35 years. The exceptional Gosset Celebris cuvée, the quintessence of the House style, requires a particular freshness of the fruit, from a high-quality harvest. The 2012 harvest expresses all this potential.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Ambonnay, Avenay, Avize, Aÿ, Bouzy, Cuis, Cramant, Grauves, Louvois, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Trépail, Villers-Marmery
  • Vinification

    • Bottle Aging: 10 years on lees
    • Disgorged: After disgorgement, the bottles are returned to the cellars to rest for at least 9 months to allow the wine to smoothly assimilate the dosage.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
    • RS: Brut (5.5 g/L)
  • Tasting Notes

    • A luminous golden hue with fine, crystal-clear bubbles. The nose offers up fresh pear aromas and notes of citrus, including sweet oranges and grapefruit. Then, as the Champagne warms up, delectable pear and almond pie aromas start to come through. A well-structured Champagne offering depth, tension, and a lovely density. We find citrus and vanilla blossom on entry to the palate, which evolves and develops aromas of gooseberries, raspberries and red cherries with yellow flesh.

    • Serving Suggestions: This Champagne is perfect as an aperitif or served with food. It will pair nicely with exotic cuisine, plantains, veal with pineapple, pork with prunes, chicken skewers with lemongrass, monkfish, sea bass in a salt crust or steamed fish.



  • CELEBRIS Brut – 2012 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    "A fresh Champagne, with a fine, lively mousse, this shows a seamlessly knit range of blackberry, grilled macadamia nut and preserved lemon flavors, while a tangy hint of sea salt crackles on the lingering finish."

  • CELEBRIS Brut – 2012 – Decanter – 96 Points

    “The 2012 Celebris makes its case as the finest release of the house in recent times, marrying taut and precise Chardonnay (that includes the freshness of cooler crus Cuis and Grauves) with a supporting frame of fragranced Pinot Noir to delicate yet persistently complex effect. Toasted almond, citrus peel and ripe pear are brought forward by sweet, fragrant cherry, strawberry tart and orange blossom notes, the structure narrow but filled out with subtle nougat richness and a powdery, chalky length. A quiet, elegant mousse. Integrated, focused and ageworthy.”