GOSSET EXCELLENCE awarded 88 points by Robert Parker and Gosset is considered one of the top Champagne houses in the world!
Colour and Appearance: Crystal-clear, pale golden-yellow hue. Fine, lively and imperious effervescence, evenly distributed throughout the glass, fed by a constant stream of lively bubbles. Light and lasting ribbon.
Nose: Intense, elegant and warm, with very fresh floral notes. Honeysuckle, wisteria, white jasmine and vine blossom. These rapidly give way to mature, fruity aromas, from delicately perfumed melt-in-the-mouth garden pears to the sweet, more identifiable perfumes of exotic fruits, such as pineapple, guava and mango. On swirling subtle hints of butter and caramel are released. This is followed by a warm fragrance of gingerbread and cinnamon. Finishes with a trace of pear liqueur to complement the overall harmony of the bouquet.
Palate: Invigorating, fresh and delicate. The initial crispness and vitality lead to the sweet, comforting flavours of ripe, fleshy fruits, such as bush peaches, nectarines and greengages suggestive of a rich blend. The mouthfeel is one of volume, density and vinosity, characteristics of this type of Champagne. An earthy taste with hints of minerals released from sun-baked stones can be detected. Then revealing the subtle fragrance of spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom and green pepper. Finishes smooth, delicate, and irresistible, where the delicious flavours of candied fruit, cinnamon cake and liquorice can clearly be identified.
FOOD MATCHING Enjoy Gosset Excellence with saltwater fish, such as bass, plaice, dory, sole, turbot. Maybe garnished with citrus fruit or butter sauces. It is also excellent free-range poultry, young duck or rabbit.
GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay (42%), Pinot Noir (45%), Pinot Meunier (13%)
Gosset Excellence is also available in other formats:
Half Bottle (37.5cl),
Magnum (1.5 litres or 2 bottles), and
Jeroboam (3 litres or 4 bottles).
Other formats are available as special orders. Please call for availability and pricing on 01692 615384.
Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. Established in 1584 within the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ and about 5 kilometres to the north of Epernay. Ti celebrate Gosset’s 425th anniversary they acquired substantial premises in the heart of the Champagne region. Domaine Gosset is based a historic building dating back to the 19th Century. It contains 5km of cellars up to 30 metres in depth. This allows Gosset to store up to 2 million bottles in the chalky cellars.
Brut Excellence is a blend of around 20 Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. This includes Avize, Mesnil Sur Oger, Chouilly, Ay, Ambonnay and Bouzy.
Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne, founded in Aÿ in 1584. The cuvées produced by the House all offer a real point of difference when compared with any of the larger mainstream brands. From the long standing partnerships they have with their growers. Also to the extended ageing of the wines in the cellar. These differences are evident throughout the entire champagne making process.
These points of difference produce champagne in the classic “Gosset style”. A style of champagne which is dry yet creamy, full-bodied, rich and biscuity. The depth and concentration of all the wines ensures their ability to mature superbly when cellared appropriately and they are simply fantastic as accompaniments to a wide range of dishes. The Gosset team’s insistence that Gosset champagnes are wines which happen to sparkle and is reflected by the growing number of Gosset fans, many of whom comment that although they don’t usually like champagne, they love Gosset!