Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

Grand Rosé 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: Grand Rosé is an elegant, charming and focused wine with a historic connection to one of the great ladies of Champagne, Suzanne Gosset, née Paillard. During her tenure as president of the house in the 1950’s, she led a quality renaissance. Today, this brut-level wine is compelling with freshness and luscious red fruit dominance (wild strawberries and cream), which softly envelop the palate.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Ambonnay, Aÿ, Bouzy, Chouilly, Verzenay, Villers-Marmery
  • Vinification

    • This rosé has a high percentage of Chardonnay, which creates freshness and precision, complemented by Pinot Noir vinified as both white and red base wines. The red wines are derived from different Champagne crus and are vinified and blended to obtain a very fine and crunchy fruit. 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
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 3 years on the lees
    • Disgorged: 6 months in the cellar after disgorgement
  • 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: Chardonnay 55%, Pinot Noir 37 %, 8% Pinot Noir vinified as a red wine
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • RS: 8.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pale salmon-pink hue with bright, sparkling highlights. The first nose reveals aromas of citrus and Gariguette strawberries, then, as the Champagne warms up, subtle notes of red berries start to come through. The palate is well-built with a constant balance between the tension of the acidity and the smoothness of the fruit. The finish softly wraps us in aromas of strawberries and raspberries. The palate shows a nice roundness and lovely minerality.



  • Grand Rosé Brut – Non-Vintage – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    "A graceful rosé Champagne, with an enticing mix of mineral, ripe fruit and floral aromatics wafting from the glass, while detailed notes of baked white cherry and yellow peach, chopped almond, fleur de sel, grated ginger, orchard blossoms and chalk ride the fine, raw silklike texture on the palate."

  • Grand Rosé Brut — Non Vintage – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

    “A fruity rosé Champagne, this is fresh with a fine touch of red-currants. It does have a little bottle aging, with a yeasty ripeness. The wine has bright acidity at the end.” 

  • Grand Rosé Brut — NV – Wine & Spirits – 91 Points

    “The wine’s rich mushroom scents come up to meet the steely red fruit, lending an earthy presence that lasts.”

  • Grand Rosé Brut — Non Vintage – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    “A minerally rosé Champagne, with a chalky underpinning to the delicate weave of apricot, crunchy pear, blanched almond and clementine. This fresh version offers good precision and focus in an elegant, integrated package.”