Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Champagne Gosset produces dynamic, textured cuvées that reflect their sourcing, primarily Grand and Premier Cru vineyards. By following a winemaking philosophy that minimizes inputs beyond what the grapes provide (e.g. no malolactic fermentation), the winery continues a family legacy of excellence that started in 1584, making it the oldest wine house in Champagne.

      WINE: Maison Gosset, whose roots are in Pinot Noir from Aÿ, created this 100% Chardonnay Champagne for the first time in 2011. It is a dynamic and crisp wine of great character, a Gosset style Blanc de Blancs.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Villers-Marmery, Trépail
    • Location: Champagne
    • Cultivation: Sustainable; Vegan
    • Soil: Chalk
  • Vinification

    • Always created at the start of spring, this Champagne highlights the more mineral character of the different Champagne terroirs that shape its personality. To obtain the bright radiance of the chalk, the Chardonnays are selected from various crus in places where the chalk breaks through to the surface in the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne. Bottled at the end of the spring following the harvest. 4 years minimum aging in the cellars. The dosage is adjusted with precision to preserve the balance between freshness and fruit without masking the wine’s character and purity.

    • Malolactic: None
    • Aging: 6 months in the cellar after disgorgement
    • Bottle Aging: 4 years minimum on the lees
  • Technical Information

    • DECODING DISGORGEMENT DATES: Lot numbers appear on each case, as well as lightly printed on the bottom of each bottle.

      Lot numbers have seven digits: for example, from the Grand Rosé bottle above: L 508 2110.

      • The first number refers to the year the wine was disgorged, in the case of the example, 2015.

      • The next two digits refer to the week in the year, in the case above, the 8th week of the year, (February 2015).

      • The final four numbers refer to the specific lot of the wine.

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 7 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale-yellow hue flecked with green. The first nose expresses white flowers, hawthorn, green apples and citrus. As the Champagne warms up, a hint of grapefruit peel comes to the fore, accompanied by ginger and star anise. On the palate, flavors of citrus fruit mingle with pineapple and finish with a sparkling saline note.



  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage – The Wine Advocate – 92 Points

    The latest rendition of Gosset's NV Brut Grand Blanc de Blancs reveals youthful aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and almond paste. Medium to full-bodied, bright and fleshy, with tangy acids and a pillowy mousse, it concludes with chalky grip. This Champagne's structure suggests that it should develop gracefully in the cellar.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    Bright and graceful, this leads on the nose with racy chalk and smoke notes, a minerally underpinning for delicate flavors of Gala apple, blanched almond, fleur de sel and pickling ginger. Seamless and fresh, with a long finish.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage – Burghound – 91 Points

    A restrained, and very cool nose reflects an abundance of citrus influence along with notes of green apple and yeast nuances. The refined and vibrant medium weight flavors are supported by a firm and refined effervescence before concluding in a bitter lemon-inflected finish. This attractively stylish effort is perhaps not as complex as the best in the range, but I quite like the delivery.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage – Decanter – 95 Points

    The most subtle lemony cloud hovers above a certain chalkiness on the nose. Utter subtlety also characterises the super-svelte palate that is as light as a feather, yet conveys great depth and creamy softness. The freshness seems buffered by chalk, the mousse serves to remind you that this is actually Champagne, so breezy, so light, so elegant is this. A wonderful combination of depth and weightlessness.