Every champagne house is measured by the quality and character of its non-vintage and the Grand Reserve speaks for itself. The mix is 40% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier. From our meeting with Gosset's Global Ambassador - Bertrand Verduzzier, the Grande Reserve uses the best fruit from around 50 different villages and the reserves from 2009 and 2008. The base wine considered as the most recently harvested and primary quantity in the wine is from 2010 harvest.
What we like about the Gosset style is the many layers that reveal themselves with biscuit, toast, apricot, honey and spice combined with the focussed and refined acidity which is largely due to the no malo approach. There is definite mineral presence here coupled with a medley of orange citrus and juicy red delicious apple that come through in both aroma and flavour. The finish is persistent and keeps unfolding. There is great value in this NV and is certainly in the running to being some of the best available. Worth every penny.