Gosset Celebris 2002 Extra Brut
Simply said - this is a stunning wine.
The nose is subtle with floral aromas of lilac and lavender, chased by fruitier notes of apricot, candied pineapple and granny smith apple. The palate is a master class in harmony with ample freshness, notes of stone fruit, subtle hints of jasmine and a certain extravagance on the finish
Grapes: 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir
Gosset is the oldest known producer of wine in the Champagne, its origins going back to 1584. Since 1994 it has been owned by the Cognac house, Frapin and Jean Pierre Cointreau is currently C.E.O of both companies.
Situated in the tiny Grand Cru village of Aÿ, 5km from Epernay, Gosset has some rather famous neighbours, including Bollinger. However, production is much below that of the larger houses, at around 1.3 million bottles, where as Moët et Chandon are nearing 30 million. With this small production, Gosset concentrates on the quality of its wines rather than the quantity.