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
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.
All Gosset champagnes are ‘recently disgorged’, normally with a
high proportion of Chardonnay
without malolactic fermentation. This preserves acidity which in turn keeps the
wine fresh for much longer. The Gosset style is very creamy, dry but not
acidic, full, biscuity and yeasty.
The Gosset Brut Excellence NV is a blend of 42% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot
Noir and 13% Pinot Meunier with a high proportion of reserve wines from
previous vintages (almost 25%).
The Gosset Grande Réserve NV is blend of several vintages,
powerful, and biscuity, made of 46% Chardonnay, 44% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot
Meunier, it is ideal with food. Packaged in the “Bouteille
Ancienne” characteristic of the Gosset range with deep red labelling.
The Gosset Grand Rosé NV is blended from 56% Chardonnay, 35%
Pinot Noir, and 9% red wine from Ambonnay. The Gosset Grand
Millésime is the first of the vintage Champagnes produced by
The jewel in the Gosset crown has always been the Champagne Gosset
Celebris. It is the top cuvée, only produced in the best vintages.
2007 saw the relaunch of the Celebris range with the addition of two more
champagnes and a change in style: Champagne Gosset Celebris Blanc des
Blancs: Produced from 100% Chardonnay and with a dosage of 3.5g/l, this is
a low dosage, extra brut champagne. A blend of four previous vintage wines this
is a pure, rich and creamy champagne.
Champagne Gosset Celebris Vintage Extra Brut has very low dosage.
Celebris Rosé 2003: A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and up
to 7% red wines from Ambonnay; it is the third ‘low dosage’
Champagne of Gosset.