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: 3-5 years

      Malolactic: None. Exposes terroir and preserves sharp acidity, highlighting purity, freshness and fruit.

      Aging: Tirage (bottled) 2016

      Disgorged: 2019

  • Technical Information

    • LOT NUMBERS:  L069 161 E1B, LI79 162 EIB, L279 162 EIB

      Dosage: Brut (6 g/L)

       

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Vintage Composition: 80%-90% of blend from the 2015 vintage; 10%-20% of blend from 2014 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 – 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.

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