NV 12 Ans de Cave à Minima Brut - limited production cuvee (last bottles)
Made from 51% Pinot Noir from the villages of Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Louvois and 49% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil sur Oger in the Côte des Blancs and Villers-Marmery in the Montagne des Reims. Based on the rich and opulent 2006 vintage with reserve wines making up 8% of the wine. Vinified and aged on lees on the lees avoiding premature oxidation. Malolactic fermentation carefully avoided in order to preserve the natural fruit character of the wines in vats and ensure they are perfectly preserved. Brut dosage (7g/l) the balance between freshness, fruitiness and vinosity whilst keeping the character of the wine and its purity. Aged 12 years in the cellar to obtain a complex and fruity wine this cuvee was disgorged in December 2019 with just 12,000 bottles produced. This cuvee can be enjoyed as aperitif and food match to have 2 different wines from the same bottle, after pouring aperitif, carafing the rest to serve with main courses.
‘Aged for at least 12 years after bottling, this Champagne is richly textured, showing mature fruitiness, touches of aging from the brioche flavors and an elegant, ripe aftertaste.’ 95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, December 2020.
‘This is a brand new cuvée from Champagne Gosset, which is from the base year of 2006. The cépages is fifty-one percent pinot noir and forty-nine percent chardonnay, with the blend augmented with eight percent of reserve wines. It was aged sur latte for twelve and a half years prior to disgorgement in December of 2019 and finished with a dosage of seven grams per liter. The bouquet is deep, complex and nicely refined with age, wafting from the glass in a classy blend of apple, white peach, fresh-baked bread, a refined base of chalky soil tones, dried flowers and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and beautifully resolved today, with a deep core of fruit, excellent soil signature and grip, elegant mousse and a long, complex and perfectly balanced finish. This is drinking beautifully, but has decades and decades of life still ahead of it. Superb juice. 2020-2055+‘ 94 points, John Gilman, View from the Cellar, January 2021
‘Based on the 2006 vintage and disgorged in December 2019, the inaugural release of Gosset's new NV Brut 12 Ans de Cave a Minima wafts from the glass with a lovely bouquet of candied peel, warm biscuits, yellow orchard fruit and brioche. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's bright and incisive, with beautifully integrated acids, a delicate pinpoint mousse and a long, sapid finish. Gosset's racy style has really synergized with the ripe vintage and long sur lattes maturation to make for a very successful cuvée. Drink 2020-2035.’ 93 points, William Kelly, The Wine Advocate, May 2020.
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