Grand Millesime 2015 is a blend of 59% Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay. The wine has been vinified and aged on lees with malolactic fermentation avoided, as per Gosset’s house style. This preserves the fruit aromas of the wine while allowing the wines to undergo longer ageing (5 years on lees).
A wonderfully fresh and expressive first impression reveals pear and peach which develops into notes of candied orange and marzipan. The finely poised, full-bodied palate remains incredibly light, with every sip revealing notes of damson and Mirabelle plum followed by zesty notes of rhubarb. Sustained by a bold liveliness, the wine finishes satisfyingly with just a hint of salinity.
Producer Information: Gosset
The Champagne house of Gosset was founded as a still wine producer in 1584 and is the oldest wine house in Champagne still in operation today (though Ruinart, founded in 1729, claims the oldest Champagne house title). In the 18th century Gosset joined their neighbours and began to make the sparkling wines for the first time. It was at this time that the house adopted the unique antique flask-shaped bottle that is still used today.
Gosset’s wines are characterised by their purity and expressiveness. very creamy, dry but not acidic, full, biscuity and yeasty. Grapes come mainly from premier and grand cru vineyards surrounding Epernay and their winemaking style is characterised by minimal intervention, extended ageing and no malolactic fermentation. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the house’s focus. The house is known for its slightly sweet Brut Excellence and its vintage prestige cuvee Célebris and Grand Millésime.