Champagne Gosset Celebris Millesime Extra Brut 2002
Champagne Gosset Celebris Millesime Extra Brut 2002 Magnificient in its complexity and pure breeding, the 2002 Extra Brut Celebris has it all!
Flavor Profile: Candied lemons, stone fruits, salted toffee
Time on Lees: 10 years
Dosage: 5 grams per liter
Why We Love It...
Over 400 years of excellence… Gosset. Any family business that survives for centuries is deserving of praise, but when they just happen to fashion some of the best Champagne out there, well, that's what gets us all fired up on a Monday morning! 2002 vintage (one of the top 5 Champagne vintages of the 21st century), over 10 years on the lees, nearly another decade in bottle, this is unbelievably special bubbly for a momentous occasion!
Champagne Gosset was founded in Aÿ back in 1584, my friends. Generations of the Gosset family worked the land and crafted wines in the cellar up until 1993 when the family sold to the Renaud-Cointreau family. Despite numerous offers, the Gosset family chose specifically not to sell to a large ownership group, or corporate wine mogul, selecting instead another long-standing, local wine-focused family to preserve the over 400 years of style, elegance, and family tradition that has made Gosset a standard bearer of the great houses of Champagne.This exceptional tête de cuvée is sourced from some of the greatest sites in Champagne, with traditional, long-held plots in Aÿ complemented with selections from Grand Cru plots in Bouzy, Verzy, Chouilly, Cramant, and a few chosen premier cru sites. The epic 2002 vintage, considered to be one of the greatest in the century thus far, and Champagne’s best since the iconic 1996 vintage is on full display, with fully ripe fruit flavors balanced with impeccable structure and lasting acidity. This is one for the ages!
A blend of 52% chardonnay and 48% pinot noir, this 20 years young Champagne is a pristine, monumental achievement of a wine, drinking in its prime. The wine spends over 10 years on the lees, and Gosset prohibits any malolactic fermentation, maintaining the fruit's natural acidity to ensure the wine stays fresh and bright throughout the prolonged aging. The aromas are refined and mature, showcasing tropical fruits with hints of lime, creamy pears, and salted toffee. Apples, apricots, and plums abound on the palate, with cool herbs like spearmint and chervil, and unctuous sensations of lemon marmalade carrying the wine to a rich and lasting finish. Sensational history, from an all-time great vintage, perfectly aged – this wine has everything going for it. 96 and 95 point scores attest to that. This is a wine to savor, and an experience to share with carefully chosen company.
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Odilon De Varine
TA: 8.6 g/L
Pair it with: Thai shrimp kaeng lueang (yellow curry)
About the Producer
Gosset was started in Aÿ in 1584 by Pierre Gosset and is the oldest house in Champagne. Gosset sources fruit almost entirely from premier cru and grand cru vineyards. Stylistically, they create wines without maolatic fermention but rather use the lees to express the wines terrior and to bring roundness and complexity. Gosset wines spend a mininum of 4 years on their lees in the cellar with their top cuvées seeing 10 years plus. The house has been awarded with the 'Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant' as well as the Trophy of French Excellence.READ MORE...
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