Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 1999
Gosset only uses juice from the first and best pressing of grapes, and unlike most other producers, initial fermentation is still carried out in small oak barrels. Riddling and disgorgement are performed by hand.
Significantly, and in contrast to virtually all other houses, Gosset... View More
Pale gold, with a lively, energetic mousse. High-pitched, intensely floral aromas of white rose, honeysuckle, fresh peach and ripe lime. A fresh, bright midweight, offering assertive, spicy flavors of apple, ruby-red grapefruit and pear, along with notes of cinnamon and mace. Intense, tangy and powerful through the lively finish, which shows pronounced notes of licorice and white pepper.
Whiffs of malt, beer and vanilla with an enjoyable aged nuance. Great weight and depth of fruit with butterscotch, malt and vanilla flavors. Lasting sweetness with grilled pineapple accenting the finish.
If this seems soft at first, that’s the year. Soon enough, the hallmark Gosset acidity and minerality show through, with the addition of spicy pear and some toast. They give a tightness to the wine, a coiled spring effect, that shows through all that rich fruit right to the aftertaste.
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Gosset's reputation for excellence starts on the vines. Its champagnes are composed almost entirely of grapes from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Unlike most champagne producers,... View More