Gosset where originally based in Aÿ before moving to their current home in Epernay. It makes sense that some of their best parcels are sourced from the Grand Cru of Aÿ along with Ambonnay, Verzy, Chigny-les-Roses and Tauxières.
We swooned over the aromatics, with mineral, smoke, leather, cherries, kirsch and coconut making their presence. There is an abundance of minerality all flowing from the Grand Cru terroirs all holding their poise with great acidity, vibrant freshness (no malo) and definitive length.
This is in the same league as Bollinger La Grande Annee 2007.
"I am proud of this limited-edition cuvée, which expresses the finesse and elegance of Pinot Noir, used in our other Gosset wines,’ said Gosset cellarmaster, Odilon de Varine. ‘We are delighted to share this unique wine with all our fellow champagne connoisseurs, followers and friends."
"Resolutely raw but deliciously greedy, with an exhilarating finesse, it is at once airy and vinous, seductive and invigorating, complex and pure, generous and graceful, subtle and sumptuous. A great wine."
NEIL BECKETT, THE WORLD OF FINE WINE
Technical details: 9 years on lees with the base wine coming from 2007, 5 g/l dosage and 10,000 bottles produced.