N.V. Gosset Grand Rose Brut

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 92
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$69.95

"Fine and creamy, this harmonious Champagne layers mouthwatering acidity with layered flavors of plum tart, pastry cream, sliced almond and mandarin orange peel. Delivers threads of fragrant spice and smoky mineral. Drink now through 2021. 650 cases imported. –AN " (WS)

"Dressed in a unique color that I would describe as a salmon pink with orange (or onion) reflections, Gosset's NV Grand Rosé Brut – a blend of 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, 8% red wine inclusive) – opens with a highly delicate and matured, vinous bouquet of red fruits. Pure, light, highly elegant, round and intense on the fruity-mineral palate, this is a picture-book Champagne of great finesse and delicacy. The persistent finish is lovely, pure and extremely stimulating in its salty/mineral freshness; whereas the fruit is articulated in an aristocratic reticence and perfectly integrated into the noble, overall expression. No malolactic fermentation. This is the kind of sample that I don't want to give away, but drink for myself. Gorgeous!

Gosset's current range of Champagnes is amazing. The latest news, however, is very sad. Jean-Pierre Mareigner, cellar master at Champagne Gosset for more than 30 years, has died at age 60 in May this year." (WA)

"(58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir; 3.5 g/l dosage; L329 9160): Light, orange-tinged pink. Lively spice- and mineral-accented red berry and citrus fruits on the nose, with a hint of cherry pit adding depth. Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering tangy, refreshingly bitter-edged blood orange and strawberry flavors. Clean, focused and stony on the dry, penetrating, persistent finish, which leaves a suave honeysuckle note behind. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
Vineyard Profile:
Vineyard Sources:
Avize, Chouilly, Villers-Marmery, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Bouzy

Vinification:
Malolactic Fermentation:
None

Time Spent in Cellars Prior to Disgorging:
Minimum 3 years

Dosage:
Brut (9g/L)

Tasting Notes:
The Grand Brut Rosé is a soft hue of salmon pink with a few ruby-cherry reflections. The nose is clearly marked by strawberries. Well-structured with a constant tension between freshness and fruity roundness, the wine is dominated by a red pulpy fruit-perhaps wild strawberry (cream or as a coulis)-giving a soft, coated sensation. It is round with a beautifully fresh finish.

“This is almost a vintage. Indeed, I added just a very little amount of reserve wines. The low dosage gives a nice balance. The red wines from Bouzy and Ambonnay are in perfect balance with the majority of the Chardonnay.” Jean-Pierre Mareigner, Cellarmaster

Suggested Serving Temperatures:
Between 8 C and 10 C (46 F and 50 F)

Suggested Pairings:
Due to the gentle nature of this champagne, fruit is an ideal match; as is foie gras for the daring and for the fat and sweetness of the base of this wine. The Grand Rosé Brut also pairs well with fish or shellfish.

Technical Information:
Varietal Composition:
58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir (including 8% red wine)

TA:
7.5g/L