Founded in 1584, Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne.
In the ownership of the wealthy Cointreau family, this negociant should be surging quality. The Brut Excellence is fair, while the ‘upper-crust’ non-vintage Grande Reserve has better concentration and an appealingly frank, vigorous style but still not, perhaps, the intensity and refinement of the great.
The best wines are the resonant Grand Rose and the intense, Chardonnay-dominated vintage wines and ‘prestige’ Celebris, all of which share the Gosset hallmark of forthright exuberance. -
Andrew Jefford - The New France
The Gossett charter of excellence, recognised for centuries, is the origin of the prestige and the distinction of Gosset champagne across the world. With this charter, Gosset undertakes to respect the fundamental values and traditions of perfection:
Charter of excellence
- The harvest promised to Gosset is perfectly healthy and hand picked. It comprises the only three grape varieties authorised in Champagne, with a majority proportion of the Pinot Noir.
- Only the first pressings are used in making Gosset champagne.
- The first fermentation is never followed by a malolactic fermentation, which ensures Gosset champagne can be kept for longer. • Gossettwines use the best villages of the Marne region (Grands Crus and Premiers Crus) with a level that is a classification of 95% on the official Cru scale.
- Hand riddling is still used by Gosset and preceeds traditional disgorgement (removal of sediment).
- Before being shipped out, Gosset champagne remains in the calm and fresh atmosphere of Gosset cellars for an extended period.