Gosset - Grand Millesime 2000 - Vintage Champagne



Gosset - Grand Millesime 2000
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Chardonnay (56%) Pinot Noir (44%)

Grand Millesime 2000 is a blend of tweleve villages including Avize, Cramant, Ay, Ambonnay and Bouzy.

Colour and Appearance: Clear, luminous pale gold with flashes of green and amber. Creamy, frothy mousse and a constant stream of supremely fine, whirling bubbles.

Nose: Delicate, elegant and complex, with richly scented fruit such as apricots, peaches and pears, and elegant fresh jasmine and white lilac flower scents. On swirling a smattering of citrussy, honeyed notes reminiscent of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit and zest of candied citron fruit bring a hint of refreshment swathed in the sweet smells of baking: sponge cake and fresh butter. This cuvee has the elegance of a Champagne that is already showing its pedigree through luxuriant, deeply sensual spicy notes. Cinnamon, vanilla, aniseed and sweet liquorice mingle and complement one other.

Palate: Full-bodied, this pleasant, finely honed Champagne has liveliness and vinosity, with flavours echoing the aromatics. The judicious blend of grapes from different vineyards is revealed by the lush Pinot fruit flavours, backed by a rounded, velvety structure with attractive but subtle hints of sweet almond and wild sloes liqueurs. Chardonnay tempers the fruity fleshiness, contributing just the right amount of freshness characterised by a cakey, spicy flavours: lemon buns and fruit cake, cinnamon and soft liquorice, and a hint of violet. The delicate sparkle contributes a gentle softness and reveals the underlying fresh acidity, which contributes to the overall balance. Enjoyable, long and pleasantly persistent on the finish, with spice, dried fruit and Tahitian vanilla notes. The sweet, mature flavours of preserved fruit and acacia honey are just beginning to show. Ready for drinking.

A marvellous match for French or Asian cuisine, this wine complements almost any kind of dish, savoury and sweet, with the obvious exception of those with excessive acidity or bitterness. Opt for a well-balanced dish that will complement but not mask the flavour of the wine: scallops or snails, carpaccio of tuna or pigeon stew; or caramelized pears.

Category(s):     Champagne

Producer: Gosset   -   www.champagne-gosset.com
ABV:   12.5%
Appellation:   Champagne
Body:   Medium Bodied
Brand:   Gosset
Champagne Style:   Brut
Colour:   White
Country of Origin:   France
Drinking From:   2013
Drinking Until:   2018
Food Match:   Lobster & Shellfish
Gluten Free:   Yes
Grape Type:   Chardonnay
Lees Ageing:   6 Years
Malolactic Fermentation:   No
Parker Points :   90
Region:   Champagne
Serving temperature Degrees C:   8-10
Suggested Optimum Year:   2013
Sweetness of Champagne:   Brut
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   2000
Wine Spectator Rating:   90-94 Outstanding Superior
Winemaker:   Jean Pierre Mareigner


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Producer Information

A traditional know-how since 1584.

For over four centuries, great care has been taken to preserve a family know-how in the making of their wines of Champagne.

In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Ay and wine-grower made still wines, mostly red, with the grapes he harvested from his own vines. In those days, two wines vied for pride of place at the table of the Kings of France: the wine of Ay and, from several hundreds of leagues further south, the wines of Beaune. Both were made from the same grape varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Then, in the 18th century, the wines made in and around Ay began to bubble. Today, the Gosset cuvees are still presented in the antique flask identical to the one used since the 18th century.

Gosset carefully avoid malo-lactic fermentation so that the wines keep all their natural fruitiness.

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