Gosset Grand Reserve Brut NV is probably the best non vintage champagne available, combining a non vintage freshness with a richness associated with more mature vintage champagne. The opening sequence provides lift and freshness on the palate, followed by a delicate creamy richness and a delightfully long finish. Definitely worth paying that little bit more for this little beauty. Like all the best champagnes, the Grand Reserve receives 5 years second fermentation in the bottle and is held back at least a further six months before release. Received the Golden Grape award in the 2009 Guide Hachette from a cast of 35000 other wines, including 2000 champagnes! Gosset Champagne House In 1584, alderman of Ay and wine grower, Pierre Gosset was making mostly still, red wines from grapes harvested from his own vines. At that time 2 wines vied for pride of place on the table of the Kings of France, the wine of Ay and the wine of Beaune. Both were made from the same grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The reputation of the wine of Ay was such that Francois the First had his own winery built there, which is now owned by Champagne Gosset. Then in the 18th Century the wine made in and around Ay began to bubble and the Gosset family turned naturally to the production of Champagne. At Gosset, part of the wine-making process happens in wooden vats for the cuvees. No malolactic fermentation is permitted so that the fine malic acid is preserved and this results in the naturally fruity aroma of these wines. The processes of riddling and disgorgement are still carried out by hand, every day, according to the tradition of the house. Champagne Gosset is known and appreciated by wine lovers the world over and continues to be found on the best tables and in the best restaurants around the world.
|Low in Sulphites||No|
|Grape variety||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Wine Style||Sparkling White|