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Champagne Gosset Grand Reserve Brut
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Champagne Gosset Grand Reserve Brut NV

Champagne, FranceFounded in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset, Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. For 17 generations Gosset was family owned, but in 1993 it was sold to the Cointreau family from Charente, owners of Frappin Cognac. The Grand Reserve Brut is sourced almost entirely from premier cru and grand cru vineyards (10 villages in total), with a cepage of 40/40/15/5 chardonnay / pinot noir / pinot meunier /pinot blanc, fermented in stainless, and with no MLF. Classic and stately, a tightly perfumed nose of brioche, lemon blossoms, green apple, pine nut opens this flagship brut. Though the palate still feels tightly structural and and highly strung, nearly four years on the lees base this wine. River stones and white flowers hum along the grippy finish. This bottle was based on 2010, with '11 and '09 playing supporting reserve wine roles. It was disgorged in late 2018 and is dosed with 8 g/l.Tasted: 21 January 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 92.99 private wine shops QC 73.00 SAQ Producer: Champagne GossetDistributors: Evolution Fine Wines Ltd.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot NoirCSPC: 213983UPC: 3353210012217