Gosset


Gosset 2008 Celebris Rosé Extra Brut Champagne |Rosé

Gosset

Gosset 2008 Celebris Rosé Extra Brut Champagne

Rosé

$449.00

- One of the best vintages in recent memory

- Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend

- Only the fourth edition of Gosset Celebris Rosé 

An exceptionally rare champagne, the 2008 vintage is only the fourth edition of Gosset Celebris Rosé in the past 25 years, 1998, 2003 and 2007. 

Very small production from this highly anticipated vintage after almost 12 years of ageing on lees. A blend of 72% Chardonnay Grand Cru fruit, 28% Pinot Noir, including 8% red wine. The villages Avize, Aÿ, Ambonnay and Cramant are at the core of the blend. 

Superb pale pink and copper in our beautiful Emperor crystal tulips. The bead is very slender and constant and gives rise to freshly picked wild strawberries, coupled with rose and wallflowers. Floral scents and slightly herbal aromas are enriched with hints of vanilla spice. Delicate and very fresh, this champagne was bottled with only 6.5g/L of dosage.

“Celebris is the most exceptional expression of the Gosset style, interpreted through the lens of are markable vintage. We elevate the raw material of freshness, structure, aging potential and dynamism in order to take the wine to its pinnacle. It takes ten years or more in the cellar to reveal all its depth, its great aromatic complexity, to allow the expression of persistent minerality, of infinite purity and delicacy. Time here is in no way a constraint, it is an asset, a privilege.” — Cellarmaster Odilon de Varine 

One of the oldest brands in the region, Gosset has been making wine in Champagne since the early 1500’s, well before Dom Perignon and his trusty winemaking monks put the sparkle into the wine in 1668. The house started out making still red wines in the former winemaking capital of Champagne, Aÿ and for many years resisted the sweeping sensation of making sparkling wine. The house to this day is focused on making it wine first before a champagne. This is in direct contrast to other houses that make acidic base wines purely for the purpose of making champagne. One of the key winemaking techniques is the absence of malolactic fermentation. This preserves the pristine nature of the fruit and highlights its lively acidity and bracing energy. The wines therefore, benefit from an extended time in the cellar to gain their full potential. They would certainly have the potential to develop in yours. We have been impressed by all the cuvées, which recently arrived in Australia (September 2017) and the Grande Reserve Brut is an outstanding entry level champagne for a classy producer.

This Rosé pairs well with rich dishes, including, salmon, poultry and mushrooms. Or try for something sweeter and enjoy with fresh strawberries and citrus fruits.

94/100

'A rich rosé in a vinous style, with steeped raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors and an aromatic overtone of whole grain toast, crystallized honey and salted almond. Fine and creamy in texture, with a firm backbone of well-knit acidity creating a mouthwatering impression on the lightly chalky, herb- and spice-laced finish. Chardonnay and Pinot. Drink now through 2028.' 

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, August 2021.

10/10

‘A vintage [2008] of classic finesse, crystalline purity, tightly clenched acidity, impeccable concentration and monumental longevity, 2008 is the essence of champagne. It will be decades before the full distinction of this transcendental season becomes truly apparent, but I am now resolutely convinced that it will eclipse even 1996 and every season since.' 

Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021. 

About the house

One of the oldest brands in the region, Gosset has been making wine in Champagne since the early 1500’s, well before Dom Perignon and his trusty winemaking monks put the sparkle into the wine in 1668. The house started out making still red wines in the former winemaking capital of Champagne, Aÿ and for many years resisted the sweeping sensation of making sparkling wine. The house to this day is focused on making it wine first before a champagne. This is in direct contrast to other houses that make acidic base wines purely for the purpose of making champagne. One of the key winemaking techniques is the absence of malolactic fermentation. This preserves the pristine nature of the fruit and highlights its lively acidity and bracing energy. The wines therefore, benefit from an extended time in the cellar to gain their full potential. They would certainly have the potential to develop in yours. We have been impressed by all the cuvées, which recently arrived in Australia (September 2017) and the Grande Reserve Brut is an outstanding entry level champagne for a classy producer.

Expert Review

94/100

'A rich rosé in a vinous style, with steeped raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors and an aromatic overtone of whole grain toast, crystallized honey and salted almond. Fine and creamy in texture, with a firm backbone of well-knit acidity creating a mouthwatering impression on the lightly chalky, herb- and spice-laced finish. Chardonnay and Pinot. Drink now through 2028.' 

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, August 2021.

10/10

‘A vintage [2008] of classic finesse, crystalline purity, tightly clenched acidity, impeccable concentration and monumental longevity, 2008 is the essence of champagne. It will be decades before the full distinction of this transcendental season becomes truly apparent, but I am now resolutely convinced that it will eclipse even 1996 and every season since.' 

Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021. 

Food Suggestion

This Rosé pairs well with rich dishes, including, salmon, poultry and mushrooms. Or try for something sweeter and enjoy with fresh strawberries and citrus fruits.

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Mineral

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Vanilla

Stone Fruit


Cherry

Red Fruits


Strawberry