Champagne Gosset

Champagne, France

Petite Douceur Rosé – 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: After two years of experimenting to balance lees aging, sugar and acidity, the cellarmaster delivered what would become Petite Douceur Rosé Extra Dry – a rare combination of an extra aged (7 years on the lees) and extra dry (17 g/L applied long before release) Rosé. The result is a smooth and subtle wine, without compromising on the typical freshness, structure and delicacy of Gosset wines.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Villers-Marmery
    • Location: Champagne
    • Cultivation: Sustainable; Vegan
    • Soil: Chalk
  • Vinification

    • This rosé has a high percentage of Chardonnay, which brings 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 to obtain a very fine and crunchy fruit. Bottled at the end of the spring following the harvest. 11 years minimum ageing in the cellars to ensure a sufficiently rich aromatic structure to be highlighted by an extra-dry dosage, selected 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: 3 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: 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Meunier
    • Alcohol: 12%
    • TA: 8 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Orangey-yellow hue with bright, sparkling highlights. The first nose expresses aromas of blood orange then, as the Champagne warms up, aromas of ripe strawberry, followed by raspberry, start to come through. The palate is very well-balanced with a luscious, well-built and enveloping aromatic bouquet and ends with a very fresh finish.



  • Champagne Gosset Petite Douceur Rosé Extra-Dry – NV – Wine & Spirits – 90 Points

    This new wine from Gosset is a blend of 60 percent chardonnay from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger with 40 percent pinot noir from Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cumières. It gains its color from still pinot noir (seven percent of the blend), which also provides fresh raspberry and red currant flavors that integrate into the wine’s sweetness. Notes of chalk and mint balance the fruit...

  • Petite Douceur Rosé Extra-Dry – Non-Vintage – 91 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Confusingly, in the world of Champagne, Extra Dry means slightly sweet. So this pale colored rosé is soft, treading a fine line between bright acidity and a riper, confected character. That sweetness is well integrated...”

  • Petite Douceur Rosé Extra-Dry – Non-Vintage

    With a beautiful effervescence — a string of fine bubbles — this champagne is very balanced. The mouth is dominated not only by strawberry and raspberry, but also grapefruit and lemon.