Gosset


Gosset Grand Blanc de blancs |Blanc de Blancs

Gosset

Gosset Grand Blanc de blancs

Blanc de Blancs

$119.99

- Top notch producer based in Epernay around the corner from Pol Roger

- One of the best Blanc de blancs from a Grande Marque

- Pair with Scallops and a lemon and herb butter sauce

A luminescent yellow with the slightest tinge of green hints at this 100% chardonnay cuvee which is mineral, citrus and full of energy. The oldest wine house in Champagne, Gosset has a distinct style and method of production with no malolactic fermentation and grand cru fruit which results in wines with clean fruit profiles, lovely lines of acidity and full vigour. 

If you are a seasoned champagne drinker and like your champagne elegant but in possession of tension and freshness then you will enjoy this cuvée.

Citrus notes of lemon followed apricot and quince. Although the floral and citrus characters are what will strike you first about this cuvée, you will remember the glorious minerality and structure pulled together with a lovely driving line of acidity.


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.

 

Serve with fresh scallops accompanied by a lemon butter sauce but keep the lemon high in the mix to retain some tang which will partner up beautiful with the clean acid and tangy citrus drive of the cuvee.

"The Gosset house style of refined minerality and thrilling malic acidity shine in its blanc de blancs. Youthful purity and focus of lemon and beurre bosc pear highlight a primary style, with lees age tactically deployed to create creamy texture without malolactic fermentation. The tension of driving malic acidity and fine chalk minerality creates a seamless finish with the potential to hold its freshness for many years yet.

A subtle dry-extract dustiness on the finish is but a faint hint of the challenging 2011 season, an impressive result, though Mareigner pointed out that the vintage was stronger for chardonnay than black grapes. It holds excellent harmony and poise on the finish, with fruit, minerality, dosage and malic acidity intricately entwined."

93/100 - Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

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.

 

Review

"The Gosset house style of refined minerality and thrilling malic acidity shine in its blanc de blancs. Youthful purity and focus of lemon and beurre bosc pear highlight a primary style, with lees age tactically deployed to create creamy texture without malolactic fermentation. The tension of driving malic acidity and fine chalk minerality creates a seamless finish with the potential to hold its freshness for many years yet.

A subtle dry-extract dustiness on the finish is but a faint hint of the challenging 2011 season, an impressive result, though Mareigner pointed out that the vintage was stronger for chardonnay than black grapes. It holds excellent harmony and poise on the finish, with fruit, minerality, dosage and malic acidity intricately entwined."

93/100 - Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

Food Pairing 

Serve with fresh scallops accompanied by a lemon butter sauce but keep the lemon high in the mix to retain some tang which will partner up beautiful with the clean acid and tangy citrus drive of the cuvee.

Earth


Mineral

Orchard Fruit


Quince

Stone Fruit


Apricot