Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

Grand Millésime Brut – 2006

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyard Sources: (Chardonnay) Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Vertus; (Pinot Noir) Ambonnay, Avenay, Aÿ-Champagne, Chignyles-Roses, Louvois

  • Vintage Report

    • The beginning of the year was marked by a dry spell and there were no spring frosts. A warm, dry and sunny June helped with flowering. Full bloom was recorded in the 1982-2006 average (mid-June). This uneventful period was disrupted by hailstorms in July, with 35 municipalities and 2,400 hectares (5,930 acres) affected. August was marked by a cool, wet spell but improved weather in early September stimulated maturation and, just prior to harvest, the grapes were in prime condition. Harvest dates were staggered between September 6 and 25, during which the weather was dry and sunny.

  • Vinification

    • Malolactic Fermentation: None
      Time Spent in Cellars Prior to Disgorging: Minimum 8 years
      Dosage: Brut (6g/L)

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 12%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The color is a bright and clear yellow gold. Initially the nose is very fresh and expressive with notes of hawthorn, lilac, wild white flowers and fruit notes such as pear, plum and Mirabelle. The palate is straightforward with light notes of violet. Citrus fruit aromas dominate in this cuvée: lemon drops and grapefruit sustained by pear and plum. On the palate, there is citrus, caviar and grapefruit. The finish has a long, refreshing note with a hint of saltiness and lemon.

      The year was particularly favorable to Pinot Noir which shows here a good maturity, with a lot of fruit and body.” Jean-Pierre Mareigner, Cellarmaster

      Suggested Serving Temperatures: Between 10 C and 12 C (50 F and 54 F)



  • Champagne Gosset Grand Millésime Brut – 2006 – The Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    Gosset's 2006 Grand Millésime Brut is still on the market, and the wine is very open and expressive by the house's standards, bursting from the glass with notes of crisp but sun-kissed yellow orchard fruit, pear, clear honey and warm biscuits. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad and creamy, with a fleshy, generous profile that's balanced by brisk acids and enlivened by a delicate pinpoint mousse, concluding with a subtly chalky finish.

  • Champagne Gosset Grand Millésime Brut – 2012 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    Crisp and minerally up front, this is finely meshed and mouthwatering, lightly chalky in texture and offering flavors of ripe black currant, lemon pith and pastry dough. Floral and spice notes play on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2029. 216 cases imported.

  • Grand Millésime Brut – 2006 – 90 points – Wine & Spirits

    “… this vintage wine has an earthy, autumnal richness, wrapping notes of pumpkin seeds and root vegetables into its creamy texture. It finishes refreshingly crisp.”

  • Grand Millésime Brut – 2006 – 17 points –

    “Pale straw ... Lightly bready. Then reasonably sweet start tips it into brioche country. Agreeably medium level of fizziness and nicely dry on the end. Tight-laced finish. Nicely knit... ”