GOSSET GRANDE ROSE
Colour and Appearance: Strong, bright, clear salmon-pink hue. Generous mousse, made up of fine, constant bubbles. Long-lasting ribbon.
Nose: fresh, ripe summer fruits, aromas of wild red bramble fruits with raspberries, wild strawberries and redcurrants blending with the more insistent fragrances of sweet spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. On swirling distinct and persistent aromas of freshly-baked brioche, sweet buns and bread, and the subtly milky fragrance of fresh butter and whipping cream. Hints of wild roasted almonds and warmed mandarin peel.
Palate: Rich, mellow, lightly structured, with vivacious fruit flavours echoing the aromas, with one noticeable difference – red fruit jams (as opposed to freshly picked fruit), blackcurrants and morello cherries. Generous and full-bodied, the mouthfeel is opulent and ripe, marrying roundness and concentration, infinitely silky, elegantly perfumed, with velvety bubbles. The finish is delicate and refined, with pleasurably persistent gingerbread aromas, leaving overall impressions of depth, intensity of flavour, and exemplary length.
Enjoy with saltwater fish, garnished with rich spices, olives or tomatoes, or more elaborate sauces. Try with small game, served with a spicy foise gras sauce. It is ideal with berry fruit tarts, zabaglione, or fresh fruit salad.
Chardonnay (58%), Pinot Noir (35%), with 7% red wine
Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne established in the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ, 5 kilometres to the north of Epernay, in 1584. In 2009, the year of Gosset’s 425th anniversary, the House completed the acquisition of substantial premises in Epernay, in the heart of Champagne. Domaine Gosset, the former mansion of the Trouillard family, is a historic building dating back to the 19th Century with 5km of cellars up to 30 metres in depth allowing Gosset to store up to 2 million bottles in the chalky cellars. Whereas previously production had been spread over 5 sites, it is now concentrated on the two Gosset owned premises in Aÿ and Epernay.
Grand Rosé is a blend of 12 Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages including Avize, Chouilly, Cramant Ay, Ambonnay and Bouzy with 7% red wine from Bouzy & Ambonnay.
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 on the market today. From the long standing partnerships they have with their growers 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 is reflected by the growing number of Gosset fans, many of whom comment that although they don’t usually like champagne, they love Gosset!
For Gossets 425th anniversary in 2009 they marked the occasion with the purchase of a stunning property in Epernay now known as Domaine Gosset.