This 2004 vintage, with its incredible balance and complexity, fits naturally into the prestigious Celebris range. This cuvée, which is emblematic of the House, was created in honour of Albert Gosset and is presented alongside its other exceptional vintages (1998, 1990, 1995, 1998 and 2002).
Made from 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir and with a sumptuous pale yellow robe with flecks of emerald reflecting the high proportion of Chardonnay, this Celebris Vintage 2004 extra-brut releases a continuous fine mousse. On the nose, the maturity of the aromas translates into notes of frangipane, tarte Tatin, honey or salted butter caramel, refreshed by scents of pear, pineapple and even citrus fruits such as the kaffir lime or citrus. On the palate, it is open and approachable with a persistent tension, underpinned by a salty, almost ozone character which gives way to layered flavours of pear, grapefuit and even Yuzu and is bottled with 5 g/l dosage. -Importer Note
The Oldest Wine House in Champagne ‚– Aï 1584
Established since 1584, Gosset is one of the smallest Grande Marque Champagne producers. Whilst the champagnes that they produce have never been plentiful in quantity, they have distinguished themselves with the consistently superb quality throughout the entire range of champagnes produced. Remaining a family owned house, the Gosset family sold the business to the Cointreau family nearly 20 years ago.
Starting with their flagship champagne, the superbly aged Grande Reserve multi-vintage, it is clear that they have sought to exceed all standards required by the region. Firstly, and most strikingly, the presentation is remarkable in heavy dark antique bottles that are unique to Gosset. Instead of aging this champagne for 3 years on lees before bottling, Gosset have aged this blend for four and half years. After bottling, this champagne is then aged a further 6 months in their cool cellars before they permit this champagne to be sold.
From the superbly smooth and well rounded flavours of the Grande Reserve to the elegance and perfume of the brilliant Grand Rose champagne to the incomparable Grand Millesime vintage it is clear that these champagnes have been conceived for the most demanding champagne enthusiast. Whilst the vintage champagnes are only released in the very best years, the cellaring capacity of Gosset champagnes in those select vintages is well documented.
In the superb 1985 vintage (just after their 400th anniversary in 1984), a special selection of vintage champagne was produced with the inception of Gosset Celebris. Only 4 vintages of this champagne have been released since that time with 1998 vintage being the most recent. More recently Gosset have once again started production of a vintage Rose with the introduction of the Celebris Rose to the range during August 2004.
Gosset can usually be found in the very best restaurants in Europe and throughout the world. From El Bulli in Spain to The Waterside in the UK and throughout leading three star restaurants in France including Alain Ducasse, Taillevent, Arpege and Lucas Carton.
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