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Gosset : Grand Millésime 2012

Gosset : Grand Millésime 2012

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Gosset : Grand Millésime 2012

A fresh and generous vintage champagne by Gosset

The producer

Boasting a heritage of traditional know-how, the Gosset Champagne House has perpetuated its style over the centuries. The Gosset family has been established in Aÿ, a Grand Cru of Champagne, since the 16th century. For 16 generations, the Gosset Champagne House has been perpetuating excellence. The house is currently guarded by Odilon de Varine, the Cellar Master and Deputy General Manager. The house's champagnes are recognisable particularly due to the distinctive shape of its bottle, which was inspired by the "antique" bottles used in the 18th century.

The vineyard

Gosset owns plots of land in the Grands Crus and Premiers Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The 140 hectares of vineyards are planted on the crus of Cumières, Courmas, Chamery, Avenay, Vertus, Villers-Marmery, Grauves, Avize Trépail and Cuis.

The wine

Gosset's Grand Millésime 2012 is made from fine Pinot Noir (Verzy, Mailly, Aÿ, Ambonnay...) and Chardonnay vineyards (Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Trépail, Villers-Marmery, Cumières...).

Vinification and ageing

Traditional vinification and ageing on lees. No malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the wines' naturally fruity aromas. The dosage is 8 g/litre and the ageing period lasts at least 5 years in the cellar at a constant temperature. Disgorgement is at least 6 months.

The blend

Gosset's Grand Millésime 2012 comprises a blend of Chardonnay (67%) and Pinot Noir (33%).

Grand Millésima 2012: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


Sparkling and limpid, the robe is a beautiful light colour.


Fresh and expressive, the first nose gradually blends aromas of white fruits (pear, peach), grapefruit, aniseed and liquorice.


A frank and tense attack gives way to a delicate and beautifully pure palate. Aromas of small stone fruits (damson plum, mirabelle) mingle with flavoursome notes of pear and citrus fruits (orange, pink grapefruit). The palate has a nice liveliness throughout the tasting and is seductive with its length and refreshing salinity on the finish.

Food and wine pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, Grand Millésime 2012 by Gosset will perfectly complement fish (sea bass, skate, sole, hake, meagre), sushi or maki and grilled white-fleshed fish served with green asparagus or spinach, for example.

Wine critic
Gosset : Grand Millésime 2012
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J. Robinson
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Since Gosset makes a point of commercializing wines only when they deem them ready, the 2012 Grand Millésime Brut will be released at the end of this year, while the 2010 and 2008 continue to wait in the wings. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, unfurling in the glass with a youthful bouquet of warm biscuits, apple, lemon and peach that picks up a more pronounced smoky top note as the wine sits in the glass. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and powerful, with a deep and concentrated core, incisive acids and a precise, saline finish. This is a muscular vintage of the Grand Millésime that seems likely to evolve slowly.